Campaigners protest “greenwashing” Bloom and Wild for banking with Barclays

On Thursday, March 16, campaigners from the grassroots group Fossil Free London will assemble outdoors flower firm Bloom and Wild’s workplaces in London. They’ll name on Bloom and Wild to cease banking with Barclays: Europe’s largest fossil gas funder.[1]  

Since 2015, Barclays has spent $166bn financing soiled fuels.[2] The campaigners argue that persevering with to financial institution with Barclays, Bloom and Wild is immediately contradicting its sustainable picture and serving to the financial institution to greenwash.

Protesters will hand out oil-drenched flowers to Bloom and Wild staff and chant, ‘Does your mum know what you do? You financial institution with Barclays. Disgrace on you.’

The protest comes simply earlier than Mom’s Day, anticipated to be one among Bloom and Wild’s busiest intervals of the yr. 

Fossil Free London has known as on Bloom and Wild to ‘defend our mom earth’ and cease funding fossil gas growth.  

Fossil Free London’s marketing campaign, geared toward Barclays’ company clients, can also be concentrating on the Nationwide Belief.

Joanna Warrington, a campaigner for Fossil Free London, mentioned: “Mums love flowers, however they love their youngsters extra. To maintain our youngsters secure, we have to cease harmful fossil gas growth – however Bloom and Wild remains to be banking with Barclays: Europe’s greatest fossil gas funder.”

“Bloom and Wild likes to brag about its sustainability credentials, however its relationship with Barclays means it’s handing money to huge polluters. That is greenwashing, and it has to cease.”


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