Divest East Sussex
The hottest day ever in England was a good day to remind East Sussex County Council of their climate responsibilities. XR activists from the Lewes area simply requested that the county council divest their pension investments from oil companies and also produce an urgent plan of action to tackle climate change in East Sussex. The council were very reluctant to do anything. The resulting occupation resulted in the activists being physically removed from the council offices.
Much of my reportage work is from the front line of climate actions. These actions are intended to put pressure on government bodies, councils and businesses to Act Now. My photography can help amplify the efforts of the activists. An action on the street may be seen by a few hundred people. If there is coverage of that action in the media, thousands get to see it.