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Tue Jul 21, 2020, 08:20 PM

Greta Thunberg wins 1 million euro prize, says she will donate it to environmental groups

(CNBC) Climate activist Greta Thunberg plans to donate a 1 million euro ($1.14 million) prize to organizations focused on the environment and climate change.

The 17 year old Swede was named winner of the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity on Monday. In a video, she described herself as being “incredibly honored and extremely grateful … this means a lot to me and I hope that it will help me do more good in the world.”

“All the prize money will be donated through my foundation to different organizations and projects who are working to help people on the front lines affected by the climate crisis and ecological crisis, especially in the Global South,” she went on to say.

She added that the money would also “help organizations and projects who are fighting for a sustainable world and who are fighting to defend nature and the natural world.”

Breaking the initial donations down, Thunberg tweeted that 100,000 euros would be donated to the “SOS Amazonia Campaign led by Fridays For Future Brazil to tackle Covid-19 in the Amazon.” A further 100,000 euros will go to the Stop Ecocide Foundation.

The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity says it “aims to recognise people, groups of people and/or organisations from all over the world whose contributions to mitigation and adaptation to climate change stand out for its novelty, innovation and impact.”

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Since starting a protest outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, Thunberg has risen to global prominence, becoming the figurehead for a series of school strikes by children around the world.

This is not the first time she has donated prize money to organizations and causes she supports. In April, after winning the Human Act Award, she said she would donate the $100,000 prize money to UNICEF. The Human Act Award matched Thunberg’s donation with a further $100,000.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 08:37 PM

1. K&R! She's also going to be on with Stephen Colbert tonight

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 10:18 PM

2. Great, thanks for letting me know - love Colbert and of course Greta too!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 10:22 PM

3. I'll post the video for those who missed it

I know that not everyone stays up as late as I do.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 10:26 PM

4. Fantastic!

Yes, not everyone will be up at 11:35.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 11:07 PM

5. And I also know that everyone here doesn't even have access to TV

So I started posting the late night guys here a few years back since they also bring us news with humor.

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 04:54 AM

6. Here's the video of Greta Thunberg on with Stephen Colbert for those who missed it!

Stephen Colbert: Guest Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017594610

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:18 PM

7. Thank you! I watched them on your post too!

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