Greta Thunberg to donate 100,000 euros to fight COVID-19 in Amazon
The donation will be made through the activist's Thunberg Foundation to SOS Amazonia, which is led by Fridays for Future Brazil -- an organization that is helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in indigenous territories.
Teen Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has announced that she would donate 100,000 euros ($114,000) to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Brazilian Amazon. Thunberg made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.
I’m extremely honoured to receive the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. We’re in a climate emergency, and my foundation will as quickly as possible donate all the prize money of 1 million Euros to support ... ->— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) July 20, 2020
->... organisations and projects that are fighting for a sustainable world, defending nature and supporting people already facing the worst impacts of the climate- and ecological crisis - particularly those living in the Global South. -> 2/3— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) July 20, 2020
Starting with giving €100.000 to the SOS Amazonia Campaign led by Fridays For Future Brazil to tackle Covid-19 in the Amazon, and €100.000 to the Stop Ecocide Foundation to support their work to make ecocide an international crime. @fcgulbenkian 3/3— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) July 20, 2020
The announcement came after the activist was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, which has a prize amount of 1 million euros ($1.14 million.)
The donation -- which will come from the prize money -- will be made through the activist's Thunberg Foundation to SOS Amazonia, which is led by Fridays for Future Brazil, an organization that is helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic in indigenous territories.
Another 100,000 euros will be given to the Stop Ecocide Foundation to “support their work to make ecocide an international crime,” she said in the announcement. The activist said she would donate the full prize money but has not yet provided information on the other recipients.
“The Prize money, which is one million euros, that is more money than I can even begin to imagine, but all the prize money will be donated through my Foundation to different organizations and projects who are working to help people on the front lines, affected by the climate crisis and ecological crisis, especially in the Global South," Thunberg said.
"Also to help organizations and projects who are fighting for a sustainable world and who are fighting to defend nature and the natural world."