Early in July 2019 , we received Greta Thunberg’s message of support to the ‘Save Our Skibbereen’ and ‘Bantry Bay – Protect our Native Kelp Forest’ campaigns.
The video came from Saoi O’Connor – who has been leading the School Climate Strikes in Ireland. We have met many times with herself and her parents, Isolda and Brendan, and this has led to meetings with the Bantry Bay Kelp Campaign as well.
It goes without saying that we are hugely grateful to Greta for taking an interest in our campaigns and for taking the time to make and send on the video. Without the networking between all our groups, none of this would be possible.
The transcript of the video is as follows :
“Hi, my name is Greta Thunberg. I am a Swedish activist and I just want to send my full support to the climate activists in Cork fighting to stop the building of a new plastic factory and the harvesting of kelp along the coastlines. These two proposals would be catastrophic for the climate and the environment especially since natural rewilding is one of the most effective and best ways to stop the climate crisis. So, you have our full support and we stand behind you and we are very grateful that you are fighting for everyone’s future and don’t give up – never stop. Thank you.”
Watch the video here :