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The Girl Who Silenced The World For 5 Minutes


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The Girl Who Silenced The World For 5 Minutes.

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (born November 30, 1979 in Vancouver, Canada) is an environmental activist, speaker, television host and author. Born to writer Tara Elizabeth Cullis and geneticist and environmental activist David Suzuki, she has spoken around the world about environmental issues, urging listeners to define their values, act with the future in mind, and take individual responsibility.

Cullis-Suzuki was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. While attending Lord Tennyson Elementary School in French Immersion, at the age of nine, she founded the Environmental Children's Organization, a group of children dedicated to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. 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. In 1993, she was honoured in the United Nations Environment Programme's Global 500 Roll of Honour. In 1993, Doubleday published her book Tell the World (ISBN 0-385-25422-9), a 32-page book of environmental steps for families.

Cullis-Suzuki graduated from Yale University in 2002 with a B.Sc. in ecology and evolutionary biology. After Yale, Cullis-Suzuki spent two years traveling. Cullis-Suzuki co-hosted Suzuki's Nature Quest, a children's television series that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2002.

In early 2002, she helped launch an Internet-based think tank called The Skyfish Project. As a member of Kofi Annan's Special Advisory Panel, she and members of the Skyfish Project brought their first project, a pledge called the "Recognition of Responsibility", to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August 2002. The Skyfish Project disbanded in 2004 as Cullis-Suzuki turned her focus back to school and enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Victoria to study ethnobotany under Nancy Turner.



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  • Jarrah#

    Jarrah January 16, 2010 2:18:29 AM CET

    BRAINWASH THE CHILDREN?????????????????????? GUILT TRIP THE ADULTS????????????????? what's shameful is that you put your picture next to that comment...brainwashing is when FALSE information is programmed into ones brain....what she is speaking is TRUTH....poverty is real and so is greed and corruption and she would be brainwashed if she thought otherwise...take some responsibilty for the land you stand on...and its future for the next generations....

  • Blackdragon#

    Blackdragon January 15, 2010 5:35:08 AM CET

    I am new here and I just have to say WOW! She used their own political rhetoric to plunge every eco-thinking person's daggers and give it a good twist and yank! Et tu Brute? I have sent this vid to several friends of mine. A powerful message for all.

  • Brainstew3232#

    Brainstew3232 January 12, 2010 8:55:29 PM CET

    oh, and this speech was given in 1992. over ten years ago. nothing has changed. fuck all you Rockefellers and world leaders, dictators,politicians, presidents, secret societies!! you can NEVER HIDE YOUR EVILS. YOU ARE AND WILL BE FOUND OUT. YOU WILL PAY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

  • Brainstew3232#

    Brainstew3232 January 12, 2010 8:41:28 PM CET

    this is one of the best speeches ive ever heard about the corruption we human beings impose upon everything in this world. i personally believe humans have destroyed our planet, and they do not care. if we did care, we'd be standing together and doing-away with all these corrupt politicians, who by the way, DONT care about us or our planet and would rather kill EVERYTHING in the world for a fuckin penny or a position in the senate. it is ABSOLUTELY SHAMEFUL to be a human being. WE HAVE RUINED EVERYTHING. humans are greedy, mean, selfish, the list goes on. i have given up my hope in humanity because of selfish ways and a total lack of respect for this earth, ourselves, plants, animals, etc. we have already done the damage, and it cannot be fixed. we, human beings, have killed the planet, and everything on it. lets face it, its too late to change. too many are unwilling to get off their lazy asses and protest this insanity. since this speech, NOTHING has been done ANYWHERE. this just shows that everyone there didn't hear a word she said, and they'll NEVER listen to a word we say. shame on all of you politicians and world leaders. shame on you forever

  • Coreupped#

    Coreupped January 10, 2010 7:07:41 PM CET

    that was lame... so she's from canada. who cares? she's speaking up for human beings in general a.. not for canada. get over it.

  • Coreupped#

    Coreupped January 10, 2010 7:05:06 PM CET

    shame on this girl for speaking up for her and our future... UN has answers for it? but what did they do about it? not much.. nor can/will they. we've already done our damage as human beings altogether.. unfortunately the real culprits are the major corporations and governments that are capable of lessening the damages. will they ever ?? not with this monetary system.. too many salaries to be fulfilled and much profit is to be made..

  • Londonkev#

    Londonkev January 5, 2010 8:04:41 PM CET

    How shameful.Brainwash the young and guilt trip the adults.This makes me sick......the UN has so much to answer for. It should be disbanded.How low will they stoop?

  • Wizbob#

    Wizbob October 24, 2009 3:47:16 AM CEST

    was honored in the United Nations Environment Program's Global 500 Roll of Honor.[6] In 1993, Doubleday published her book Tell the World (ISBN 0-385-25422-9), a 32-page book of environmental steps for families. Cullis-Suzuki graduated from Yale University in 2002 with a B.Sc. in ecology and evolutionary biology.[3] After Yale, Cullis-Suzuki spent two years traveling. Cullis-Suzuki co-hosted Suzuki's Nature Quest, a children's television series that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2002. In early 2002, she helped launch an Internet-based think tank called The Skyfish Project.[7][8] As a member of Kofi Annan's Special Advisory Panel, she and members of the Skyfish Project brought their first project, a pledge called the "Recognition of Responsibility", to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August 2002.[3] The Skyfish Project disbanded in 2004 as Cullis-Suzuki turned her focus back to school and enrolled in a graduate course in the University of Victoria to study ethnobotany under Nancy Turner.[7] and still the world is f***ed air power haha i put foward ocean power and the people of the earth said it would never work so they opted for wind power to keep it short is very expensve ....need to know more just ask

  • Tellmewhy#

    Tellmewhy September 7, 2009 5:59:15 AM CEST

    the Suzuki family has always hit my heart. Is this not true though? what David, and his daughter has to say? wise up!!!!! David..... you should have won the Best Canadian Award.... yet teri almost had one on you! CANADA seams like the only cont. that cares!!!! must be the education!!!! the world is too mess up to take itself! ..... i love Canada! i hope we have more prople who care! i can only submit comments! THE TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE!.......................

  • Mrmynx#

    Mrmynx August 23, 2009 3:34:27 PM CEST

    Well done..makes me proud to be Canadian.



 
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