On the campus of the University of Winchester in the southeast of England established a monument to the Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg. It reports BBC News on March 30.
The statue cost £24,000 ($33,000), but the student union called the monument not the most effective and proper use of funds during the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite institutional student body chair Megan Ball’s statement about “Tunberg’s global example,” students are calling for the money spent to be used to provide additional assistance to both the students themselves and the faculty, who are falling under cuts due to Winchester’s financial difficulties.
Ball claims, however, that funds for the monument have not been used from the university’s endowment.
On March 8, it was reported that scientists from Sweden had named a new type of pacifish, a microscopic invertebrate, after Greta Thunberg. It was specified that Xerobiotus gretae will join the 116 other species of pelagic invertebrates that inhabit the country.