Greta Thunberg is a 17 year old climate change activist who started the Fridays for Future movement a few years ago. She was so deeply affected by a school project on climate change that she has spent the last few years campaigning for change in human behaviour to save our planet. She has been successful in raising awareness and motivating generations and governments to focus on this issue.
She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in the past, and was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019. A Portugese institute, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has just awarded her a 1 million Euro prize for her work, in its very first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.
What will she do with the prize money? Greta has decided that she will give it all away to groups that are working towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly world.
Written by: Sunaina Murthy