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Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Features On Swedish Stamps

The stamps go on sale from PostNord on Thursday

Stockholm:

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

She will 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 a big company, we can shine a light on the very important climate question, with the help of a little stamp,” stated Kristina Olofsdotter, head of PostNord’s stamp division.

Several million of the stamps might be issued, Olofsdotter stated, including: “There will be a lot of Gretas flying around.”

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

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

In 2019, Thunberg took a 12 months out from faculty to cross the globe by automobile, practice 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, accredited of the picture on the stamp however performed no half in its design, Olofsdotter stated.

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

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