A 16-year-old girl has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her astonishing international campaign to protect the environment.
Greta Thunberg has been the inspiration for hundreds of youth-led protests around the world. She first started her movement back in August when she organized a school protest in front of the Swedish parliament building.
Every Friday since that first event, Greta has skipped her school classes so she can continue hosting her #FridaysForFuture protests during which she adds further pressure on Swedish lawmakers to take action against climate change.
Her successful campaigning has resulted in her giving lectures at the UN Climate Talks and World Economic Forum.
Greta’s weekly protests have also sparked similar events in Germany, Australia, Japan, Belgium, and France.
Tomorrow, however, Greta and her fellow environmentalists are gearing up for their largest international protest yet, with thousands of schoolchildren attending protests in 105 different countries – and counting.
1659 places in 105 countries. And counting.
Tomorrow we schoolstrike for our future. And we will continue to do so…
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