Monday, February 14, 2011

The Girl That Silenced the World for 5 minutes!





I am ONLY A CHILD!

This is an amazing speech by Severn Suzuki speaking at the 1992 Brazil's UN Meeting!
ECO - they came 5000 miles to tell them this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Cullis-Suzuki

Cullis-Suzuki was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada.[1] Her mother is writer Tara Elizabeth Cullis. Her father, geneticist and environmental activist David Suzuki, is a third-generation Japanese Canadian.[2] While attending Lord Tennyson Elementary School in French Immersion, at the age of nine, she founded the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a group of children dedicated to learning and teaching other youngsters about environmental issues.[3] In 1992, at the age of 12, Cullis-Suzuki raised money with members of ECO, to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Along with group members Michelle Quigg, Vanessa Suttie, and Morgan Geisler, Cullis-Suzuki presented environmental issues from a youth perspective at the summit, where she was applauded for a speech to the delegates.[4][5] The video has since become a viral hit, popularly known as "The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes". In 1993, she was honoured in the United Nations Environment Programme's Global 500 Roll of Honour.[6] In 1993, Doubleday published her book Tell the World (ISBN 0-385-25422-9), a 32-page book of environmental steps for families.

Read more here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Cullis-Suzuki


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Severn-Suzuki/110486772312945

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