After Roger Federer shared his gratitude for environmental activists like Greta Thunberg, who accused him of being the ambassador of Credit Suisse, another climate activist came on stage asking the Swiss legend to rebuild his houses and convert his Mercedes cars into electric ones.
“You never fail to impress me. As a tennis player, sure, but above all as a human being, because to have so much money, fame and also power and not abusing both while seem not to be changed by it. That deserves my respect.
In the end, however, I would really be blown away if you were to accept your own responsibility as an individual in the area of sustainability”. Raphael, the environmental activist, wrote on his open letter to Federer.
Although Raphael is Roger’s fan, he is disturbed by the fact that the Swiss legend is not doing enough to protect the environment. “You have to fly around professionally, that’s of course having a huge environmental impact, but you have to do it, I understand.
Also, you are not supposed to change the world for us, we all have to do what’s within our power. But what about your own houses and other means of transportation? Are you using your power wisely?” continued Raphael.
The activist even suggested to Federer what he should do to make his houses and cars more climate-friendly, more sustainable. “It would be easy with your budget and today’s technical possibilities to rebuild and build all your accommodations so that they produce more energy than they consume and you would even save money in the long run.
I have realized such a project for myself and I earn less than the average Swiss. I think you are not using your money wisely if you do not build or rebuild your houses this way. The times where houses are allowed having an impact on climate are long over.
Technology has advanced, we just have to use it. By the way, your new, old Mercedes Caravan could also be converted to electric, just like any other car, it is really not very justifiable for you to drive it with fossil fuels”.
the activist wrote in his letter published on Jumble Blue. The letter was published after Roger Federer said that he is “grateful to young climate activists for pushing us all to examine our behaviours and act on innovative solutions”. Therefore, there’s no surprise that activists like Raphael take profit from the opportunity.