Greta Thunberg "incredibly honoured" to receive key to city of Montreal

Sep 28 2019, 4:56 pm

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg says she is “incredibly honoured” to have received the key to the city of Montréal from Mayor Valérie Plante.

Thunberg was in Montréal for the Global Climate Strike where over 500,000 people marched calling on political leaders to take action against climate change.

 

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On Instagram, Thunberg says she is “so thankful” the reception she was given in Quebec.

Thunberg recently sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a zero-emission sailboat to attend the United Nations climate summit in New York City.

Her worldwide notoriety began when she led weekly school strikes in Sweden, sparking similar movements across the globe in which Montreal students took part in March.

The young Swede praised Montreal students for their climate change protest, one of the biggest turnouts in the world that day.

Montreal’s turnout for the Climate Strike was the biggest in the world, according to Greenpeace Canada.

With files from Ty Jadah.