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Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Features On Swedish Stamps

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The stamps go on sale from PostNord on Thursday


Local weather activist Greta Thunberg is to function on a set of stamps issued by Sweden’s postal service.

She is going to be part of a corridor of fame of Swedish personalities, from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Greta Garbo, who’ve been depicted on the nation’s postage stamps.

The stamps go on sale from PostNord on Thursday and present Thunberg in her acquainted yellow raincoat standing on a rocky coast searching at a flock of birds.

“We hope that, as an enormous firm, we are able to shine a lightweight on the essential local weather query, with the assistance of a bit of stamp,” stated Kristina Olofsdotter, head of PostNord’s stamp division.

A number of million of the stamps will likely be issued, Olofsdotter stated, including: “There will likely be loads of Gretas flying round.”

Thunberg rose to world fame in 2018 after she started skipping faculty to protest, alone with a home made signal, exterior the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, demanding that her authorities take motion on local weather change.

Inside months, greater than 2 million college students in 135 international locations had arrange their very own picket strains, becoming a member of Thunberg’s “College strike for the local weather” marketing campaign.

In 2019, Thunberg took a 12 months out from faculty to cross the globe by automotive, prepare and boat – however not airplane – to demand motion on local weather change, a visit that concerned a brush with U.S. President Donald Trump and a speech on the United Nations local weather summit.

Thunberg’s motion, Fridays for Future, authorized of the picture on the stamp however performed no half in its design, Olofsdotter stated.

Different stamps within the assortment have an environmental theme, together with depictions of Swedish mountains, lakes and forests.

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