"Are you coming, Sofia?" Simon knocks excessively hard on his sister’s door. "Yeees, I'm coming." Sofia calls back. She quickly grabs her phone and steps out into the hallway. Simon frowned at her. "I’ve checked the information from the organisation again, just to be sure", she says cheerfully. Today, they are participating in the Climate March.
They have breakfast in the kitchen and at the same time they make a packed lunch. "You guys be careful," her mother says, looking mainly at Simon. Simon nods, while putting a last bite of croissant into his mouth. Then mother gives Sofia a quick kiss on the cheek and asks: "Did you bring the banner?”
"Yes, I have," Sofia replies with a smile. Last night she already neatly folded the banner and put it in her rucksack. Last week she and her classmate and best friend Mickey painted a banner with the text 'There is no planet B!’ Below they painted the earth with green and blue. Sofia is quite proud of the end result. Today, she will show everyone that something really has to be done about climate change.
"From the station, you're going to Amsterdam with the class and the teacher, right?" their father asks as they get on their bikes. "Yes", Sofia replies, "and we'll send a message when we leave from there again". As soon as they are at the station, Simon runs straight to his friends. Full of excitement, Sofia sits next to Mickey on the train. "I just saw on my phone that there are already about 10,000 people," Mickey says enthusiastically. "Today we draw attention to the climate with really a lot of people, that feels so cool". Sofia nods and she thinks about what her teacher has told about Greta Thunberg. "It’s really admirable that a fifteen year old girl has been able to inspire so many people to take action", she thinks. "And today I'm also part of that.