Greta Thunberg: Now it comes out what the activist does with the Nobel Prize Million
on 2/25/2020 at 8:35 a.m.-
Buying a Rolex, luxury vacation in the Maldives, buying a fast sports car, building your own home?
Either way, most would hit millions on the head. Not so Greta Thunbergwho received one million Swedish kronor (around 94,500 euros) for the prize money from the Alternative Nobel Prize.
Greta Thunberg: That is what the climate activist does with the million-dollar prize money
The climate activist uses her prize money instead to build her foundation. At the end of January she had already announced that she and her family had founded the “Greta Thunberg & Beata Ernman Foundation”.
And that’s exactly where the money should flow, announced the Right Livelihood Foundation on Thursday, which awards the alternative Nobel Prizes every year.
The foundation is also committed to ecological purposes
The money should initially be used as seed capital for the foundation and then later donated to charity in accordance with the foundation’s goals as soon as the foundation is fully functional.
The non-profit foundation was necessary to deal with book royalties, donations and prize money in a completely transparent manner, said Greta Thunberg in January.
The foundation, named after her and her sister Beata Ernman and based in Stockholm, will work for ecological, climatic and social sustainability as well as mental health.
Prize money should benefit the work of the award winners
The Right Livelihood Awards, given since 1980, are generally referred to as alternative Nobel Prizes, but are at a critical distance from the traditional Nobel Prizes. The prize money associated with the awards is generally intended for the work of the award winners.
“We are convinced that Thunberg’s new foundation will do great things and promote the much-needed change,” said Right-Livelihood Director Ole von Uexküll. The activist had already presented Right Livelihood with her idea from the foundation in late 2019.
This is Greta Thunberg:
- Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg was born on January 3rd, 2003 in Stockholm
- She lives vegan and no longer travels by plane
- She drew attention to herself in the hot summer of 2018 with her “school strikes for the climate” (“Skolstreijk för klimatet”) – every Friday Greta skipped school and positioned herself in front of the Swedish Reichstag in Stockholm
- Through various media and social media she inspired more and more young people
- Almost 1.8 million people worldwide took part in the “Fridays for Future” (FFF) movement on March 15, 2019
- Greta Thunberg participated in the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice 2018 and in the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019
- She spoke before the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels and the UK Parliament
Greta Thunberg in Hamburg
Greta Thunberg was again a guest in Germany on Friday. She took part in a major rally of the Fridays for Future alliance in Hamburg. Together with tens of thousands of people, the Swedish activist demonstrated for a more vigorous fight against global warming. According to the organizers, 60,000 participants were on site, the police spoke of 20,000.
Hamburg also voted for the environment on Sunday. The Greens became the second strongest party in the Hamburg election. They caught almost 24 percent (23.9). Only the SPD achieved even more votes with 39.2 percent.
Everything about the Hamburg result here >>> (vh with dpa)