Climate activist Greta Thunberg is to feature on a set of stamps issued by the Postal Service of Sweden.
She will join a hall of fame of Swedish personalities from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Greta Garbo, who are depicted on the country’s postage stamps.
Tickets go on sale from Postnord on Thursday and feature Thunberg in her familiar yellow raincoat showing a flock of birds standing on a rocky shore.
“We hope that, as a large company, we can shine with the help of a slight glow on a very important climate question,” said Christina Olofodter, Head of Postnord’s Stamp Division.
Several million stamps will be issued, Olofosetter said, “There will be a lot of grates around.”
Outside the Swedish parliament in Stunholm, Thunberg gained global fame in 2018 after he began leaving school to protest alone with the Homemade sign, demanding that his government take action on climate change.
Within months, more than 2 million students in 135 countries set up their own picket lines, joining Thunberg’s “school strike” for a climate change campaign.
In 2019, Thunberg took a year off school to cross the world by car, train and boat – but not aircraft – to demand action on climate change, a trip that included a brush with US President Donald Trump And included a speech at the United Nations. Climate Summit.
Thunberg’s movement, Friday for Future, approved the image on the stamp, but played no role in its design, Olofdotor said.
Other stamps in the collection have an environmental theme, including depictions of the Swedish mountains, lakes and forests.
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