Just Stop Oil fundraisers kicked out of Earth-Fest whilst donations to Just Stop Oil doubled till Earth Day

Two Just Stop Oil supporters have been forcibly ejected from Earth-Fest whilst collecting donations for Just Stop Oil. The supporters were asking attendees to financially support effective direct action whilst donations to Just Stop Oil are doubled for the next three days. 

Earth Fest has been criticised for being a ‘green-washing’ event with sponsors including Auto-Trader and attendees including JP Morgan, Jet 2 and Drax. 

Mack Preston, 20, and Isla Greenwood, 29, a former Greenpeace fundraiser, carried buckets asking for donations whilst wearing Just Stop Oil t-shirts. The pair took to a megaphone and could be heard saying “Are we really going to sit here and talk about electric cars and social media platforms? We need radical action!”

Just Stop Oil has been taking action since 2022 to demand the UK government and both major political parties commit to ending oil and gas use by 2030. For the next three days, until earth day, all donations to Just Stop Oil will be doubled by a group of generous donors. [1]

You can donate to the campaign and have your donation doubled here. [2]

A Just Stop Oil spokesperson said:

“We’re out of time. It is no longer appropriate to be sitting in endless conferences that achieve nothing. We need radical action now and we need system change to avoid the worst effects of ongoing climate breakdown and societal collapse. We need to be funding effective direct action that gets the headlines and forces this issue up the news agenda and to the forefront of the public consciousness. History has shown over and over that disruptive civil resistance gets the goods. Donate to Just Stop Oil and have it doubled at Just Stop Oil.org.”

As the world passes tipping points that threaten the breakdown of ordered civilization, our politicians, captured by the interests of oil lobbyists and big business, are failing to protect our communities. Until we stop Tory oil, supporters of Just Stop Oil will continue taking proportionate action to demand necessary change. Sign up for action at juststopoil.org.


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Notes to Editors

[1] Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to demand that the government immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK. Just Stop Oil is a member of the A22 Network of civil resistance projects.

Just Stop Oil ‘Blue Lights’ policy: our policy is, and has always been, to move out of the way for emergency vehicles with siren sounding and ‘blue lights’ on.

[2] https://chuffed.org/project/just-stop-oil-2024