Thunberg Class (Year 2)
Greta Thunberg, born 3 January 2003, is an environmental activist from Sweden who is known for challenging world leaders to take action against climate change. Recognised across the globe for her activism, she has been described as one of the most influential youngsters of all time.
Thunberg began campaigning when, in 2011, she learned about climate change and took steps to reduce her family's carbon footprint. In August 2018, at age 15, she started sitting outside the Swedish Parliament every Friday with a sign reading 'Skolstrejk för klimatet' (school strike for climate) to protest for action against climate change. Soon, other children across the globe began to engage in similar protests in their own communities and the movement became known as 'Fridays for Future'. In 2018, Thunberg addressed world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference and in 2019, she attended the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit.
Thunberg is diagnosed with autism, which she describes as her "superpower". Now, she uses her social media accounts to promote autism awareness as well as environmental issues.
You can find books in our library about Greta Thunberg.
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