Learn more about climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 16. She exemplifies the heroic traits of courage and perseverance. She started out protesting alone and ignited a global youth climate movement when thousands of students joined her for Friday school walkouts.
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of climate protests September 20.
On the first day, Greta Thunberg, a climate activist with Asperger's, protested outside of Swedish Parliament alone. Now, she's leading 1.5 million students globally.
Though children are too young to vote, they're finding ways to take action in other ways.
According to the UN, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth: 'That something' can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.
The high school students who battled a giant incinerator — and won. (Running time-5:42 minutes)
Jane Fonda, a lifelong activist, was inspired by Greta Thunberg to start "Fire Drill Fridays"--weekly protests for environmentalism at the White House.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
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