#WATWB – Swedish Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace #ClimateAction

Every last Friday of the month We are the World Blogfest members post something inspirational to highlight some of the good being done in this world to deflect from all the negativity.

 

This month I have chosen to share this most awe inspiring young girl who is fighting to save the environment for her generation. The world should be concerned and doing their part to start helping out the future. Greta began taking off Friday’s at school in October 2018, to go sit in front of parliament to protest for climate change. Eventually, the numbers grew deeper with many who joined her. By December 2018, over 270 joined the protests every Friday around the world. By February 2019 scientists around the world joined the movement and Belgian Environment Minister resigns. Friday March 15 2019, she asked the world to ‘skip school’  for world student Friday protest. Listen to this brilliant mind. This girl is who Nobel Prizes are meant for.

 

 

Enjoy both videos. The first one is Greta’s speech, the second one is a powerful video clip with background information.

#FridaysForFuture

 

 

 

TedX Talk with inspirational Greta Thunberg

 

Your cohosts for this month are:  Shilpa Garg Sylvia McGrath , Belinda WitzenHausenDan Antion,Damyanti Biswas.

 

If you’d like to take part in sharing a post for #WATWB, please add your post HERE

 

Source: Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – The Globe and Mail

38 thoughts on “#WATWB – Swedish Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace #ClimateAction

  1. Hi Debby – yes she has certainly hit the headlights … and we now have school kids campaigning on Fridays. We need to act though … all those things we know don’t help the planet … plastic bottles and bags – don’t use: clear them up, even if others drop them, don’t travel, wrap up more warmly – ie don’t use so much heating … it’s going to take some working on … and here I think about it … but don’t do much. If we all did a little more – it would help … I’ve yet to write mine – it’ll get up over the weekend … have a happy time – cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks for chiming in Hilary. You are so right. It’s absolutely up to each one of us to contribute to cleaning up the environment before it’s too late! 🙂

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  2. Wow, what an articulate and intelligent girl. Climate change is slowly but surely creeping up on us. I’m quite passionate about not cutting down trees, but still it goes on…

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  3. My family and I were talking about this young lady last Sunday. Friday a week ago was the first time I had heard about her, and I’m beyond impressed by her passion and her ideas. She gets my vote for a Nobel Prize.

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  4. Fantastic example of the millions of great teenagers who do care about the climate, world and other people.. They should get more airtime and she deserves the nobel prize.. We all need to follow her example and do our bit for the planet… ♥

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  5. Debby, how wonderful that she has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! An astonishing young lady who has galvanised the young people around the globe! Her clarity, wisdom and calm is a beacon to us all and particularly those in power … a simple message that surely must be heard! Many thanks for sharing this fantastic news!

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  6. Yes! We need more young people like Greta! And, we all need to change our own behaviors and take care of Mother Nature before it’s too late.

    The only carbon footprint Mark and I have these years is our van, which we don’t drive too often. But, we racked up some “good points” by sailing for eight years and being totally self-sufficient. We even collected our own water and our own (solar) power. Thank you for this inspirational post!

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  7. What an amazing young woman! I had heard her speak a little in the past, but I used her TED talk to practice hearing. I heard her sincerity and learned a little more about her. What are we doing? I’m with Greta. Why aren’t we talking about this all the time? This week I began searching for the best way to get solar power to my house. There are a few good solutions. It’s nice to consider this possibility, but I have to do it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for adding to the conversation Elaine. Young Greta is certainly making a huge impact around the world. We have to keep talking about the issue and making small changes collectively that add up to big changes! 🙂

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