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Founder & CEO Capt. Nitzan Levy became the captain of 18 boat flotilla organized by the United Nations UN SDG Action Campaign to welcome climate activist Greta Thunberg on board the Malizia II into the NY Harbor. US Correspondent Christina Endruschat of RTL covered the preparations for this flotilla in the following story.

Sailing flotilla organized by the UN SDG to greet Swedish 16yo climate activist Greta Thunberg who arrived to NYC on board sailing yacht Malizia II of the Royal Yacht Club of Monaco.

The Flotilla is led by Captain Nitzan Levy of Sailors NYC and Deputy Captain Barbara Marcoz, U.N. employee and member of North Cove Sailing Club. It comprised 17 vessels provided by local New York City sailing clubs, including North Cove Sailing, Hudson River Community Sailing, Hoboken Sailing Club, Sailors NYC and New City Kids.

Sustainable Development Goals Flotilla welcomes environmental activist Greta Thunberg to New York City. Led by Captain Nitzan Levy of Sailors NYC and Deputy Captain Barbara Marcoz, a United Nations employee and member of North Cove Sailing, the SDG Flotilla comprised 17 vessels provided by local New York City organizations including North Cove SailingHudson River Community SailingSailors NYC, and New City Kids. Additional support was generously provided by the United States Coast Guard.

Nitzan Levy, Director of “Sailors NYC” sailing club in NY Harbor has reached out to fellow New York sailors to coordinate with the UN to get a welcome flotilla for Greta Thunberg. She thought of welcoming Thunberg properly with a New York Style Flotilla. Other local clubs joining in are set to be North Cove Sailing, Hudson River Community Sailing, Hoboken Sailing Club, and True North Sailing Club & Jersey City – City Sail.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in NYC to Promote the SDGs - Europa Newswire

The SDG flotilla was organized through the SDG Strategy Hub of the UN Office for Partnerships. It was led by Captain Nitzan Levy of Sailors NYC and Deputy Captain Barbara Marcoz, a United Nations employee and member of North Cove Sailing Club, and made possible by support from the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations, Project Everyone, the ClimateWorks Foundation, Laura Seydel, TBWA, and the United Nations Foundation. The 17 vessels of the flotilla were provided by local New York City sailing clubs including North Cove Sailing, Hudson River Community Sailing, Sailors NYC and New City Kids. Additional support was generously provided by the United States Coast Guard.

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Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, sails into New York Harbor flanked by a fleet of 17 sailboats representing each of the Sustainable Development Goals on their sails. She embarked on a trans-Atlantic voyage on 14 August from Plymouth, England to New York City on a solar-powered, zero-emission racing boat, the Malizia II, to attend the UN Climate Action Summit in New York in September.

Sustainable Development Goals Flotilla Welcomes Greta Thunberg to NYC

The Flotilla is led by Captain Nitzan Levy of Sailors NYC and Deputy Captain Barbara Marcoz, U.N. employee and member of North Cove Sailing Club. It comprised 17 vessels provided by local New York City sailing clubs including North Cove Sailing, Hudson River Community Sailing, Hoboken Sailing Club, Sailors NYC and New City Kids.