Greta Thunberg Back to School after One-Year Crusade Against Climate Change

After a busy year of fighting for climate change, Greta is back to complete her education.
Derya Ozdemir

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back to school after Sweden decided to get high-school-level classes to return to schools this week. Thunberg had been using her gap year to reach world leaders and get them to curb climate change.


Back to school after twelve months

Posting a photo of herself with a schoolbag and her hands on the handles of her bicycle on Twitter on Monday, the 17-year-old wrote, "My gap year from school is over, and it feels so great to finally be back in school again!"

She didn't elaborate on which city or school she would be continuing her studies. 

One year filled with enormous milestones

Thunberg had sparked a global movement after protesting outside the Swedish parliament back in 2018. After her classes ended in June 2019, Thunberg started to travel around the world by sailing across the Atlantic to highlight the environmental effects of flying. 

Putting all other gap year plans to shame, the 17-year-old used her 12 months to urge politicians to take action against climate change. She scolded politicians on their reluctance and failure to carry out the agreements in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Thunberg had been doing her lessons remotely since then, according to Reuters.

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Most recently, she was heading to the COP25 UN climate conference in the Chilean capital Santiago; however, the event was shifted to Madrid due to the rising tension in Chile, resulting in Thunberg sailing back to Europe on board a catamaran.

From rebuking world leaders at the UN to be given the keys of the Montreal, she has definitely crossed a lot of milestones in her gap year.