SpoArts Wash, a booklet exposing Ireland's fossil fuel sponsorship culture, was presented in April 2023 by Tom Roche from Just Forests, Colm Regan and Peadar King. The booklet also includes The Big Irish Fossil Fuel Sponsorship Debate!, a resource aimed at schools. They also call for schools participating in the Texaco Children's Art competition to be banned from the green flag project, calling Texaco 'part of the problem, not the solution'.
Tom Roche targets companies engaged in greenwashing through art and sports sponsorship, stating that Texaco in schools and sport clubs “created an entirely false and absolutely unacceptable impression that they are an integral part of our community and a partner in tackling climate change”.
Read more statements from the writers here.
Read the SpoArts Wash booklet here.