Greta Thunburg addressing a crowd at Fridays For Future at Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm in 2020.

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“Why shouldn’t I be able to form my own opinion and try to change people’s minds?”

Greta began learning about climate change at the age of 8. The more she learned, the more she wondered why so little was being done about it. When Greta was 15, she started a school strike to bring attention to the issue. And at 16, Greta was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, as well as one of the world’s most influential people. Greta has Asperger’s Syndrome, a condition that causes problems with social and communication skills, however, Greta calls it her “superpower”.

As Greta says, big change can happen when we all play our part. What are you doing to protect the planet?

Rachel Carson is one of our amazing people on the site, she began her work as a biologist and became a science writer. One of her books, Silent Spring, warned of the dangers of the overuse of pesticides and policy began to change on its publication.

Do Just One Thing: Be a climate communicator. Ask yourself, ‘what can I do to make a positive impact?’

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