5 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is our Eco-Hero
It's hard to believe this Eco Warrior is just 16 years old. Greta Thunberg, climate and environmental activist, has become the face of climate change and a huge inspiration for millions of people; young and old, all over the world.
Here a few reasons why Greta is inspiriting us to look at the way we live:
1. She inspired the global movement #FridaysforFuture
In August 2018, after realising her generation wouldn't have a future unless the worlds politicians made some pretty big changes, the then 15 year old Greta skipped school to protest outside the Swedish Parliament. To this day, Greta skips school on Friday's to protest against climate change. There's one big difference, she's no longer alone. What started as a single person strike has (very quickly) gained global momentum.
“I just sat down outside the parliament. I would never have imagined it was going to be this big,” she said.
The hashtags #FridaysForFuture and #Climatestrike spread and many students and adults began to protest outside of their parliaments and local city halls all over the world.
Despite criticism and personal attacks, she has remained inspiringly dedicated to raising continuous awareness about climate change.