Emma in aid of East Anglia’s children’s Hospices

We should all fly less

Emma is actively involved to defend the environment but in April 2019 she was lambasted for her decision to fly from the US to attend a climate change protest in central London.

When the interviewer asked if she was prepared for all the criticism and accusations of being a hypocrite se said: “I may well be hypocritical by flying but I’m conscious of flying so I fly much less, but sometimes I have to when I’m working. But I’ll continue to find ways to get to places without flying”.

I think they’ve been looking for a pretext to discredit her activism because that clearly annoys someone in high places.

Emma Thompson

#MyBodyIsMine

According to a study that reveals the shocking underreporting of harassment, nearly seven in every 10 British women who have been sexually assaulted didn’t tell the police. 

Emma Thompson, an ambassador for ActionAid, shared a message with girls and women around the world in response.

“I am my own property. I am myself,” she said “I have jurisdiction over my body and no-one can take that away from me under any circumstances without my consent. Property of me. That’s my message.”

Emma Thompson – #MyBodyIsMine

Emma with Aurora outside Shell HQ

In September 2015 Emma Thompson joined a group of 64 Greenpeace activists and a double decker bus-sized model of a polar bear as they tried to stop Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic. The paw carried the names of thousands of people who stand for Arctic.

They placed the giant bear outside Shell’s HQ in London.

Emma broke a legal injunction aimed at stopping Greenpeace activists from crossing a line drawn around the South Bank Building saying: “I feel that they long ago crossed a very big line by going into the Arctic so until they back off I’ll cross their line whenever I want”.

“Shell haven’t been listening. Shell have ignored the science. They want to drill in the Arctic up to the year 2030. It seems to me a monumental act of selfishness and greed. We cannot go on extracting oil in the way that we have” she said.

Standing next to Aurora, the giant polar bear, which roared at intervals after the northern lights, Emma Thompson read out a poem she had written specifically for the protests.

After the protests Shell decided to pull out of drilling in the Arctic saying that they ceased exploration in the region after failing to find sufficient signs of oil and gas but the truth is that Shell had suffered huge reputation damage with protests around the world.

Greenpeace said more than seven million people signed up to the Save The Arctic campaign worldwide, so the company abandoned drilling in the Arctic.

NHS Charities Together

Emma supported and appreciated all the tireless health service super heroes through the COVID-19 crisis. They worked nonstop on the front line.

Emma Thompson for NHS Charities Together

British people proudly displayed this flag in their front window and inside cars windows to greet medical staff to the rushing of the ambulances.

NHS Charities Together is the national charity that supports staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients. It is endorsed by NHS England to run the national campaign to support the NHS through the COVID-19 crisis.

if you want to contribute, visit the site:

https://www.thankyouflag.com

The cry of nature

Yesterday the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet Report 2020 sounds the alarm for global biodiversity, showing an average 68% decline in animal population sizes tracked over 46 years (1970-2016).

It reports that this catastrophic decline is largely due to the environmental destruction caused by humans.

Living planet report 2020

Emma Thompson – climate change

We can no longer ignore this alarm cry from nature, we must take responsibility for the environment and the animals that are threatened with extinction because of our irresponsible behaviour!

Emma Thompson has always been sensitive to environmental issues, she is a Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion activist and in 2015 she participated in the official campaign video to inspire people with the message to act and use their power to change climate change.