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Topic Reading-Vol.2858-2/7/2020

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2020/02/07 Topic Reading-Vol.2858-2/7/2020

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Greta Thunberg to trademark ‘Fridays for Future’

Originally staged by a Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg, in August 2018, Friday’s for Future is an international movement of school students to prevent climate change. The cause encourages students to take time off from class on Fridays to participate in demonstrations to demand political and business leaders to take action to prevent climate change and replace the use of fossil fuels with renewable energy. In September last year, a series of strikes took place with millions of participants in more than 150 countries. Surely, the name became popular enough to be used for other purposes.

Now, in order to prevent people from using her name and the movement for commercial purposes, Thunberg is trademarking her name and the #FridaysForFuture movement. Also, she has set up a non-profit foundation to manage the financial side of #FridaysForFuture, which is essential to make the cause sustainable and independent.

The incumbent US Treasury Secretary told her to study economics before lecturing investors. But she seems to be able to work with experts to manage the financial and economic aspects of the movement.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about this global movement to stop climate change.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51308536

p.s. If you want to know more about the movement, Check https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/

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