Environmental activist admits she avoided buying new clothing, but does not judge those who travel or have kids
Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist, says she has avoided buying new clothes and has no grudges against people who travel or wish to have kids. The Swedish activist seemed relaxed in an interview to mark her 18th birthday when asked about celebrities who trumpet their environmental consciousness but by using passenger airplanes lead to carbon dioxide emissions. She said, however, that such individuals may be accused of hypocrisy. “I don’t care,” Thunberg, who normally travels overseas by cruise, told The Sunday Times publication, “I don’t tell anyone what to do, but there is a danger that you will be criticized for it and not taken seriously if you speak out about these things and don’t practice what you preach. “Asked about activists who say raising children is reckless at a time when the world is under pressure, Thunberg is irresponsible. “I don’t need new clothes,” she says. “I know people who have clothes, so I would ask them if I could borrow them or if they have something they don’t need anymore. Worst case scenario, I’d buy something secondhand. “Thunberg also confessed to feeling bad about the burden that her three years in the public eye put on her family, including death threats, on her family.
She said she didn’t care what people were doing about her online, but “when it affects the people around you, it becomes something else.”