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Greta Thunberg

Climate Activist and Leader of the Global Youth Climate Movement

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. 



Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

By: SETH BORENSTEIN - AP Science Writer

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of climate protests September 20.

Greta Thunberg

By: MY HERO Staff

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.

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Children demand climate change action through protests and lawsuits

By: Lin Taylor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Though children are too young to vote, they're finding ways to take action in other ways.

World Environment Day

By: MY HERO Staff
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

World Environment Day Lesson Plan for Teachers

By: Laura Nietzer

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.

Upstanders: The Kids Who Killed an Incinerator

Produced by:Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran [Starbucks]

The high school students who battled a giant incinerator — and won. (Running time-5:42 minutes)

International Youth Day | August 12

By: Staff
Take part in International Youth Day with MY HERO's multimedia showcase celebrating youth as partners in change as well as raising awareness of their challenges.

Jane Fonda—Activism at Eighty

By: Shannon Luders-Manuel

Jane Fonda, a lifelong activist, was inspired by Greta Thunberg to start "Fire Drill Fridays"--weekly protests for environmentalism at the White House.

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Organizer created on 9/22/2019 4:35:13 PM by Xenia Shin

Last edited 12/12/2019 6:56:51 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel

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