Raised inVancouver andToronto, Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been camping and hiking all her life. When she was 9 she started the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. They were successful in many projects before 1992, when they raised enough money to go to the UN’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Their aim was to remind the decision-makers of who their actions or inactions would ultimately affect. The goal was reached when 12 yr old Severn closed a Plenary Session with a powerful speech that received a standing ovation.
Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992
And now, 20 years later another similar stunt is in the process of being prepared to . . . show the world that even children realise that action speaks louder than words. The worldwide 2012Living Rainforest International Essay competition…
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