The Girl Who Silenced The World For 5 Minutes

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Severn Cullis-Suzuki was only 12 years old in this video. She’s speaking for ECO, The Environmental Children’s Organization, a group of 12 and 13 year olds trying to make a difference. They raised all the money themselves and traveled 5000 miles to tell adults at the United Nations Conference On Environment and Development (June 1992) to change their ways.

The speech that follows rings through time and space and has touched the hearts of many across the globe.

So where is Severn now? According to this Wikipedia article she graduated from Yale in 2002, hosted a television program called Suzuki’s Nature Quest on the Discovery channel, launched an Internet-based think tank called The Skyfish Project, in 2006 went back to grad school at the University of Victoria, and is still an active environmentalist.

Severn Suzuki


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