Severn Cullis-Suzuki is a writer and activist and who has been raising awareness about social, environmental and many other political issues since a very young age. At just age 9 she started a group with some friends committed to raising awareness for environmental issues called the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO). Severn is perhaps most well known for a viral video from 1992 in which she delivered a powerful speech that stunned the world, which garnered huge media attention. The video has gone on to be shared on YouTube and Facebook in recent times racking up tens of millions of views in the in the process.
Since this video Severn has also worked with the UN’s Earth Charter Commission. On Kofi Annan’s Special Advisory Panel for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. She is also co-founder of the Skyfish Project, an Internet-based think tank that teaches the younger generation to talk about and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle which was unfortunately discontinued in 2004
20 years after this stunning speech Severn returned to Rio to deliver another powerful message showing that she is by no means done in her ongoing pursuit for a more sustainable world!
Severn is currently an Earth Charter International councillor, and a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation and the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. You can look at what she is doing here.
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