She certainly has got the attention of the world.  What is it about her saying it that makes everybody pay attention?  Her passion about the subject, the fact that she is a kid, her carefully selected words?  I guess it’s a bit of everything.

I know quite a few people who are making changes in their lives to do with climate change. A few friends who have taken up the challenge of limiting their plastic consumption – with the goal of 0 consumption in a year. Do you think that is even possible? Do you think they would be observed as aliens in our current society?

I actually think not – I think a few years ago it could have been the case. Not any more.

It really does seem to be the time to TAKE ACTION.

Suggested homework:

  1. Listen once to Greta speaking.
  2. List (by memory) bullet points that she makes in her speech.
  3. Write about what you personally could do.
  4. Comment on any thoughts her speech may provoke in you.

Link to original video on youtube.