Who is Just Stop Oil?

  1. Just Stop Oil is a climate activism organisation calling for the UK government to stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects.
  2. They are the group that threw soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and cake smashed a wax figure of King Charles III.
  3. Amy Rose Friel O’Donnell, who hails from Milford,  worked full time with the organisation as a mobilizer and took part in more headline protests in her spare time.

Getting involved in Climate Activism.

After talking to some TY students at Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny, some felt Just Stop Oil went too far and didn’t agree with their approach. 

Here are other ways to get involved:

  1. Sign online petitions & talk to politicians – do both on Friends of the Earth website https://www.friendsoftheearth.ie/act/getting-off-gas/ 
  2. Reach out to the 37 elected members of Donegal County Council to see local change https://www.donegalcoco.ie/yourcouncil/yourcouncillors/ 
  3. Learn more about Climate change – The Environmental Protection Agency have a series of lectures available to be viewed online here https://www.epa.ie/environment-and-you/climate-change/what-is-epa-doing/climate-lectures/#d.en.85129 
  4. Use social media to share ideas and information 


Learn more:

  1. Climate Activisim in Ireland – https://spunout.ie/life/climate/climate-movement-ireland#:~:text=Local%20climate%20and%20environmental%20groups&text=If%20there%20are%20no%20groups,action%20in%20your%20local%20community

Laws around Environmental Justice – https://communitylawandmediation.ie/centre-for-environmental-justice/