New York, Aug (SF) .- The “zero carbon” sailboat that transports Greta Thunberg, a young Swedish activist in the fight against climate change, arrived in New York on Wednesday, with a day of delay due to adverse weather conditions.
Greta refused to travel by plane because of the gas emissions, before which Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Carolina of Monaco, put at her disposal the Malizia II, an ecological sailboat that captains along with the German Boris Herrmann.
Land!”, She published in the early hours of Wednesday, with a photo of the lights of New York in the sky.
Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead. pic.twitter.com/OtDyQOWtF5
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 28, 2019
Subsequently, she said he passed US immigration and customs controls in Coney Island and plans to head to North Cove Marina, a step away from the Manhattan financial district, in the next few hours, if the tide allows.
erg with a flotilla of 17 sailboats, one for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, vessels that have been provided by United Nations partners.
The boat in which Thunberg sails is equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines that allow the use of electricity on board without emitting carbon dioxide.
The teenage activist began a long journey in the port of Plymouth (southwest of England) that will also take her to Canada, Mexico and, finally, to Chile, where in December she plans to attend another conference on the climate emergency.
The Swedish plans to travel on trains and buses from one end of the American continent to the other.
At the beginning of his last year of high school, a year ago, Thunberg created the Fridays For Future environmental movement, which acquired international dimension among young people.