“We are striking because we have done our homework, and they have not.”

Greta Thunberg at the age of 17 has already created a global name for herself. Her videos and speeches, advocating and raising awareness for the changing environment and its concerns, have been broadcasted across various platforms. In 2018 she addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference and the year following she was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, becoming the youngest public figure to do so. Her work has inspired youth across the world, creating school walkouts to fight for more awareness on climate change. She has also led her own walkouts, becoming a global leader in the fight for the health of the planet.

Nationality: Swedish

Industry: Environment and Activism

Q:Did you think you’d get numbers like this when you started? Business Insider

A:”It’s just such a victory. I would never have predicted or believed that this was going to happen someday. And so fast, only in 15 months. I can’t wait to see the official numbers come in. It will be magnificent. I think if enough people get together and stand up for this then that can have a huge difference, to put pressure on the people in power, to actually hold them accountable and to say you need to do something now.”