Greta Thunberg to donate one million Euros to organisations fighting climate change - Planet Ark Environmental Foundation

Greta Thunberg to donate one million Euros to organisations fighting climate change

    By Alejandra Laclette  July 29th, 2020

    The world's most famous climate activist is putting her money where her mouth is in donating recently received prized money to organisations fighting climate change.

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    Climate activist and eco-rockstar Greta Thunberg recently received the first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, which recognises individuals or groups around the world whose contributions towards mitigation and adaptation to climate change have considerably stand out .

    The prize money is a whooping 1M euros (around 1.6 M AUD) and Greta will be donating all of it to "different organizations and projects who are working to help people on the frontlines affected by the climate crisis and ecological crisis, especially in the Global South." 

    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.”

    According to her statement shared on her multiple social media channels, she’ll start the allocation of the funds by donating €100,000 to the SOS Amazonia Campaign to tackle COVID-19 in the Amazon and another €100,000 to the Stop Ecocide Foundation to support their work to make ecocide an international crime.

    This is not the first time that Greta has donated prize money to the cause, early this year, she was also awarded $100,000 for her activist by Human Act which was donated through Greta’s foundation to UNICEF, in order to support its efforts addressing the impacts and consequences of COVID-19 on children. 

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    Alejandra Laclette

    After supervising the sustainability educational program at her corporate job in Mexico, Alejandra moved to Australia where she worked coordinating programs that improved consumer understanding of the environmental credentials of packaging and how to dispose of it. She currently manages the Australasian Recycling Label and the Business Recycling campaigns.

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