Greta Thunberg – Woman of the year

Young people getting involved in climate issues is perfect and admirable. It is the young people that are our future and they are the ones that will have the largest impact on our earth and our environment in the nearest future. And they are the ones that will live with the choices that previous generations have made. They are the ones to decide how our planet should and will look like in 50 years, and to some length clean up the mess that elders have created in the last century. Greta Thunberg is the Swedish girl that has become famous throughout the world for her struggle and her school strike for the environment.

Her own will or well-directed

When it comes to the phenomenon Greta Thunberg there are some things to take into consideration. Of course, her struggle is important, but is it her own free will and idea that has made it happen like this. Some people say that her famous parents play a big part in it all. That everything is played out from their well-directed wills. However, it doesn´t really matter, Greta has made an impact on a lot of people around the world and has become a role model for many young people that has found meaning in their struggle for the environment.

Who is Greta

Greta was born in 2003 in Stockholm and is now attending ninth grade at Bergshamra school. Her mother is the famous opera singer Malena Ernman and her father is a Swedish actor by the name Svante Thunberg. Greta is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, selective mutism and OCD. In Greta´s own opinion her diagnoses are her superpowers that helps her in her work and gives her ideas.

Strike outside the Swedish government

Greta began her strike for the environment on august 20th 2018 when she sat down outside the Swedish government and sat there every Friday up to the Swedish election on September 9th. Even after the election she has continued her strike and claims to do so until Sweden takes on a political agenda according to the Paris-treaty. She has participated in manifestations and demonstrations all over the world and has been named one of the most powerful teenagers in the world by Time magazine. She has also been nominated to WWFs price for young environmental hero. Greta was named woman of the year in the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen.

A feminine role model and hero

No matter if Greta is an activist by her own free will or if she is controlled by her parents, she is a good role model for young girls and women around the world. To get engaged in environment is honourable and crucial for the survival of our planet. Making young people understand how much good you can do on social media for example to get your message out to the world instead of just socializing with your friends. It is important to understand that Greta’s work, and the little things anyone does creates positive effects everywhere. We need to see the importance of environmental work!

Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg