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Climate activist Greta Thunberg donates prize money to new foundation

(Reuters, 20 Feb 2020) Thunberg is among a growing list of people to dedicate funds to battling the impact of climate change, sparking discussions on the best use of this money

LONDON, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is using her prize money from an award known as the alternative Nobel to help set up a non-profit organisation in her name "to promote ecological and social sustainability".

Thunberg, 17, who won the Right Livelihood Award in December, will use the 1 million Swedish crown ($100,000) prize to establish the Greta Thunberg Foundation in Sweden.

The Swedish teenager said in January that she was establishing a foundation to handle the money she gets from book royalties, donations and prizes.

"We are convinced that Thunberg's new foundation will have a great impact and empower much-needed change," Ole von Uexkuell, executive director of the Sweden-based Right Livelihood Foundation, said in a statement on Thursday.

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Reuters, 20 Feb 2020: Climate activist Greta Thunberg donates prize money to new foundation