Our Dove campaign is rolling along and at the weekend it broke out into town centres up and down the country. Groups of Greenpeace volunteers were asking members of the public to pose for photos which are now part of our growing Flickr gallery full of people who think it's a bit mad to chop down rainforests just to make soap. We've had young 'uns, old 'uns and even a Cyberman - if you've had your picture taken, see if you can find it and send it to the people behind Dove (details below).
If you haven't come across any camera wielding fellow supporters, you can add your own picture to our gallery. Lots of other people have already done just that (check out the latest images below - we've even had some from Second Life) so if you're keen, follow the simple steps below. If you're too bashful to pose for the camera, you can still help - go to our Flickr group, Stop Dove destroying rainforests, choose the picture you like best and skip straight to step four.
Take your picture. You know the Dove adverts? (If you don't, just look at this and this.) We want you to strike a pose like their models, holding up a message to Dove at the same time. You can use the ones we prepared earlier (you can either be angry or incensed) or you can create your own telling Dove to stop destroying rainforests for palm oil. Got some Dove products in your bathroom? Work those into the picture as well. Feel free to get creative.
Add your picture to Flickr (you'll need to register with Flickr, but it's free). When you're uploading your picture, add the tag "real beauty" so everyone else will be able to find your photo. If you don't want to set up a Flickr account, no problem - just email your photos to us, but keep the file size under 2MB or it will bounce.
Join our Flickr group, Stop Dove destroying rainforests, and add your photo to the group pool. There's a 'Send to group' link above your photo and just chose the group name from the list.
Make sure the people at Dove see your photo. At the bottom right of your photo on Flickr, you'll see a 'send to a friend' link. Use that to email your photo, along with a message about why Unilever, the makers of Dove, should stop uprooting rainforests for their palm oil, to one or all of these people:
- Group Chief Executive Patrick Cescau, email@example.com
- President (Europe)
Kees van der Graaf, firstname.lastname@example.org
- President of Home and Personal Care Ralph Kugler, email@example.com
- Director of Corporate Responsibility and NGO Stakeholder
Management Lettemieke Mulder, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sustainable Agriculture Director (and
Chairman of RSPO) Jan Kees Vis, email@example.com
Use your photo on your Facebook, MySpace or Bebo profile, plus we have some rather nifty banners you can use.