NEW YORK, N.Y. — Climate activist Greta Thunberg used a portion of her United Nations address this week to implore the General Conference to stop killing trees by printing Sabbath School quarterlies.
The 16-year-old urged the Adventist headquarters to “step into the 21st century and just have your members use your Sabbath School app which is way better anyway.”
Thunberg also told Adventist leaders that carpet bombing entire cities with unsolicited Great Controversy paperbacks was a “terrible way to represent your denomination, especially if you claim to be stewards of creation.”
The teenager ended her remarks by saying that she has seen pictures of the huge bins of printed material that get thrown away each year as Annual Council delegates abandon the handouts and books they are given.
“There’s no excuse for that kind of waste. Ever heard of Dropbox? Shame on you!”