Speaking Up for Earth

February 14, 2020
Greta Thunberg, 17, is from Sweden. She’s an environmental activist
EVGENIA ARBUGAEVA FOR TIME

Greta Thunberg is an activist. She lives in Sweden. Greta cares about protecting Planet Earth. She asks others to do their part to help the planet, too. Read on to learn more about the 17-year-old.

Greta goes on strike.

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She has a sign. It is written in Swedish. It says “School Strike for Climate.”

Greta meets with world leaders.

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She gives speeches. She asks leaders to take action to protect the planet.

Greta speaks to crowds.

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Thousands of people come to hear what Greta has to say. They are inspired by her message.

Greta travels across the ocean.

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Flying is harmful to the planet. So Greta traveled to New York City by boat. This sent a message to the world. The choices we make affect the environment.

Did You Know?

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Greta started a movement. People all around the world are speaking out for the future of Planet Earth. Thank you, Greta!

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