Swedish vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg will be honored with the Game Changer Award at this year’s GQ Men of the Year Awards—which honors men and women who shape the world’s cultural landscapes—on September 3. In addition to the award, Thunberg will appear on the front cover of GQ’s October issue. “The Game Changer Award was created for Greta Thunberg,” GQ Editor-in-Chief Dylan Jones said. “Her fearless dedication to raising awareness of the global climate change crisis makes her the absolute embodiment of this award and on behalf of GQ we couldn’t be prouder to celebrate her at the upcoming GQ Men Of The Year Awards.” Sixteen-year-old Thunberg is best known for spearheading a global movement that has encouraged people to take climate change seriously, including starting the Fridays for Future movement in which students strike from school to draw attention to the climate change issue. “I am very grateful and this award is for everyone in the Fridays For Future movement, everyone whose school is striking for the climate,” Thunberg said. “We all deserve this award because together we have accomplished so much. So thank you to everyone who has been school striking as well.” The teen activist and her family are vegan and have given up air travel due to the damaging environmental effects of consuming animals and burning fuel. Earlier this year, Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and also landed a major book deal with publisher Penguin Books to spotlight her work.
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