Photo Essay of Helsinki Climate March by Kristian Presnal

April 7, 2019 Katja Presnal

16-year-old Photographer’s View

Over ten thousand people attended the Climate March in Helsinki this Saturday, only one week before the general elections in Finland.  My 16-year-old son Kristian Presnal, who is a photographer, attended the march and took these photos.

Like I’m sure most of us, I was just really moved by Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN Climate Change COP24 Conference back in December. Then when I saw students around the world starting to go on strike I felt inspired to attend these marches myself.

Says Kristian Presnal.

Greta’s speech reminded me this is something I believe in, and I should take more action. I do small things everyday.  I use public transportation, and I make climate conscious buying decisions (like buying better quality or second hand clothing). Obviously the small things we do everyday make a difference, but as a society we are not able to combat climate change without proper political action. That’s why I decided to attend the climate march in Helsinki.

Kristian continues.

 

All photos by Helsinki-based photographer Kristian Presnal, part of Presnal5.

Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN Climate Change Conference

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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