Greta Thunberg receives honors … from the Swedish Post. The environmental activist appears on a new stamp, which should intrigue philatelists. As reported by the English daily The Guardian, the Swedish activist, who turned 18 on January 3, is pictured standing on the edge of a cliff, wearing a yellow raincoat. Birds resembling black swifts flutter around her. This stamp will be available from Thursday, January 14 in Sweden, PostNord told the UK newspaper.
The Greta Thunberg motif is part of a series of stamps created to illustrate the climate objectives set by the Swedish government, in particular with regard to the natural habitats to be preserved, specifies the Guardian. Other stamps thus illustrate high mountains, a forest or even an agricultural landscape. The designs on the stamps “should reflect our time, in which the environmental issue has been relevant and present for many years, in particular thanks to the strong voice of Greta Thunberg,” PostNord said in its press release, as reported by the Associated Press.
“Personality of the year” in 2019
Greta Thunberg has received several awards and distinctions for her commitment to the fight against climate change. In 2019, the activist was notably named “personality of the year” by the prestigious magazine Time, establishing herself as the youngest recipient of this distinction, awarded since 1927.