On 15 September 1992, Royal Mail issued a set of stamps on the Green Issue.
The stamps were the result of a competition held jointly by the BBC’s Blue Peter programme and the Royal Mail. Children from arrange of age groups were asked to submit their ideas for stamps relating to the environment.
The winners were:
Christopher Hall (9) – Acid Rain Kills
Lewis Fowler (6) – Ozone Layer
Sarah Jo Warren (7) – Greenhouse Effects
Alice Newton-Mold (12) – Bird of Hope
The first day cover envelope included the plea “Save my World. Save Me” from Jessica Newhouse-Smith (7).
There were submissions by entrants from across the United Kingdom which covered every imaginable green issue and ranged from the optimistic to the pessimistic and a were expressed in words as well as pictures.
28 years later we suddenly started to listen to a young Swedish girl. Its a crying shame that our own children were not taken seriously, back when the changes were needed to be made!