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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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  • -Marduk-#

    -Marduk- January 3, 2009 3:34:07 AM CET

    Impressive vid, Dmtshaman 5*

  • Happydayz#

    Happydayz January 3, 2009 1:26:37 AM CET

    Amazing! It makes me so sad to think what kind of a world we could be living in, to the way it is currently being run.She should be in charge. 5 stars.

  • Wizbob#

    Wizbob January 3, 2009 12:46:16 AM CET

    they all look on... thinking what time is lunch she is amazing

  • Guiii#

    Guiii January 2, 2009 7:47:53 PM CET

    Dam it , she was in brasil and i missed it, she is the girl !!!

  • Kirsche#

    Kirsche January 2, 2009 6:24:52 PM CET

    that\'s life. :) it\'s not necessary to listen to a little girl who criticizes capitalism, destruction of our environment, etc. http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=eTlZk5A-Ah8

  • Towelie#

    Towelie January 2, 2009 5:08:45 PM CET

    Great lass good try but there mustve been at most 25-35 people there, shows how much they care if they dont even turn up.

  • Towelie#

    Towelie January 2, 2009 5:05:50 PM CET

    She had no chance, shes talking to rich people about giving there cash away - snowballs chance in hell.

  • Vulcanic#

    Vulcanic January 2, 2009 4:48:58 PM CET

    great video!

  • Kirsche#

    Kirsche January 2, 2009 4:31:05 PM CET

    why she hasn\'t got a standing ovation for her speech? 5 stars! :D well worth seeing!

  • Hayden#

    Hayden January 2, 2009 3:14:37 PM CET

    Praise the fucking Lord!!!This young woman speaks more sense than the entire governments of the world put together. Thank you for the post.



 
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