Activism works. See you on the streets!
Change is coming, whether you like it or not – Greta Thunberg
August 2018, Stockholm
Greta Thunberg’s activism as a climate activist begins in August 2018 with her lone strike Skolstrejk för klimatet (School Climate Strike) in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Not long after, the media was drawn to her and began to cover her strike in local and national news.
August 2019 – Thunberg sets sail from Britain for the United States to take part in a U.N. climate summit. Meanwhile, the total number of climate strikers reaches 3.6 million people across 169 countries
August 2019, New York – Thunberg arrives at New York Harbor in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing a nearly 14-day journey from England to take part in a U.N. climate summit.
September, 2019, Washington – Thunberg takes her mission to U.S. President Donald Trump’s doorstep with a protest outside the White House. Thunberg is one of four students invited to a U.S. congressional hearing to provide the next generation’s views on climate change
September 2019, George Washington University – In mid-September, Greta said one of her most inspirational speeches in the George Washington University – “Activism works. So, what I’m telling you to do now, is to act. Because no one is too small to make a difference. I’m urging all of you to take part in the global climate strikes on September 20th and September 27th. See you on the streets.”
September 20, 219, New York – Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday, September 20, to protest government and business inaction on climate change. It is likely to be one of the largest environmental protests in history.
September, 2019, U.N. Summit – Thunberg delivers a blistering speech to leaders at the U.N. summit, accusing them of having “stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words”.
November 2019 – The 16-year-old had planned to travel to Chile, but the country pulled out of hosting the COP25 climate meeting because of protests there. On Facebook, she announced: “So happy to say that I’ll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid.”
… the story continues.