In 1992, a small group of 12 and 13 year olds from the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO) raised money to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This is Severn Suzuki's address to delegates.
Nearly early two decades later, her words are as relevant as ever. Are we doing any better?
Severn Suzuki is an intelligent, articulate, astute young woman who was way beyond her years and peers in 1992. Sadly, seventeen years later, her concerns and fears are still very relevant, and like her, sometimes makes me feel like crying too.
We owe it to our children, ourselves, our planet, to make sure that it is a liveable, breathable, sustainable place in happy balance. We all must take it seriously and work hard towards this end. When you do something positive and help make it happen, it does wonders for the spirit.
I would like to know how Ms. Suzuki views things now..
You can read some of Severn's more current thoughts in an interview with college foundation.
She still seems like a principled sharp minded person.