Climate activist Greta Thunberg features on Swedish postal stamp

Image Source: Henning Trollback/Postnord/EPA

In recognition of her activism, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been featured on a new postal stamp in Sweden.

In the stamp, she is seen standing on a rocky cliff wearing her trademark yellow raincoat and looking out at a flock of birds.

This stamp will go on sale from the national postal service of Sweden, PostNord, and has been created as part of a series by the artist and illustrator Henning Trollbäck titled Valuable Nature. Each stamp will cost 12 kronor.

This series of stamps focuses on the environment and also features around 16 environmental quality goals drawn up by the Swedish government recently. It also include habitats designated as important to protect.

“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,” said Kristina Olofsdotter, head of PostNord’s stamp division.

Thunberg rose to international fame when she stood outside the Swedish parliament every Friday to protest the government inaction against climate change. Her initiative called ‘Fridays for Future’ snowballed into a massive international movement, with thousands of students across all nations of the world protesting for decisive action from their governments to combat global warming and climate change.

For all her work, Thunberg has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice and becoming the youngest TIME Person of the Year.

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