Severn culllis suzuki was born on november 30, 1979, in vancouver, british columbia. She told summit attendees i am fighting for my future and i am here to speak for all generations to come. In 1992, with eco, severn attended the rio earth summit, where, at the age of twelve, she delivered a powerful speech that garnered worldwide attention. Severn cullissuzuki haida killthgula gaayaa gute rednerin, 30. Over 20 years ago, when she was 12 years old, she gained international fame when she made a passionate plea to the united nations. We are a group of 12 and yearolds trying to make a difference. A child speaking before adults representing all the countries in the world yet her speech was anything but childish.
A child speaking before adults representing all the countries in. The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes audio severn suzuki hello, im severn suzuki speaking for e. Severn cullissuzukis speech at the rio summit in 1992. Below is the full transcript of the powerful speech. I was a bit younger than severn, but everything she said hit home for me. Celebrating 25 years since severn suzukis iconic speech. The group of children was able to collect funds to visit the 1992 rio earth summit. In 1992, with eco, severn attended the rio earth summit, where, at the age. Instructional sequence extending understanding z role play and mixer z speech. We are a group of twelve and thirteenyearolds trying to make a difference. Severn cullis suzuki, haida gwaii, british columbia. David suzuki, she leads by example and is passionate about encouraging young people to speak out. Earth summit was created as a response for member states to.
We raised all the money to come here ourselves, to cover five. Download this speech in pdf transcript andor mp3 audio file. We are a group of 12 and yearolds from canada trying. Yet the enduring memory of that summit was a dramatic speech given by a 12 yearold girl from canada that silenced the world for five minutes. Notable works, honoured in the united nations environment programmes global 500 roll of honour. The findings of this summit contributed to the kyoto protocol and a global climate change accord.
Severn cullissuzuki, then 12, speaking at the 1992 earth summit in. Severn cullissuzuki still believes correspondent frank kuin. Adress given by severn at the rio summit in 1992 hello, im severn suzuki speaking for e. Severn has served on the uns earth charter commission and on kofi annans special advisory panel for the 2002 world summit. She has spoken around the world about environmental issues, urging.
English severn cullissuzuki at rio summit 1992 amara. A longtime activist for intergenerational justice, severn founded the environmental. She is the daughter of canadian environmentalist david suzuki. My role model severn cullis suzuki is an outstanding role model for people across the world. Severn cullis suzuki environmental activist champion for the canadian earth summit initiative 2012 suzuki s speech you can help. The girl who silenced the world for six minutes speech transcript. The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes available at a number of. We are a group of twelve and thirteenyearolds from canada trying to make a difference. She was twelve years old, at what was then the worlds biggest ever political gathering. Severn is married and lives with her husband and two sons in haida gwaii, british columbia.
Vanessa suttie, morgan geisler, michelle quigg, and me. If you dont know how to fix it, please stop breaking it. Twelveyearold severn cullis suzuki was one of a handful of children given the chance to speak at the closing of the very first earth summit in rio d janeiro, brazil, in june of 1992. Severn cullissuzuki reflections and world premier of video project. Severn cullissuzuki speaking at rio in 1992 youtube.
Her speech to delegates had such an impact that she became a frequent invitee to u. Severn suzuki address to the plenary session, earth summit, rio centro, brazil 1992. Questions like these have been posed by severn since her youth. Severn cullissuzuki is a canadian environmental activist, speaker, television host, and author. N earth summit speech 1992, severn suzuki by sylvia.
Severn cullis suzuki is one of the most respected environmentalists. Read the sentence from cullis suzuki s speech delivered at the united nations earth summit in 1992. Eco was a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. There, she delivered a powerful, moving speech that would garner worldwide attention. Now, the canadian is a fervent supporter of greta thunberg, a powerful force whos holding world leaders to account. Raised in vancouver and toronto, severn cullis suzuki has been camping and hiking all her life. Severn cullis suzuki started the environmental childrens organization eco when she was only 9yearsold. Text copy of speech the girl who silenced the world for five. Severn cullis suzuki is the main character in the documentary film severn, the voice of our children, directed by jeanpaul jaud and released theatrically in france on november 10, 2010. Severn cullis suzuki is a culture and environment activist and writer, champion for the canadian earth summit initiative 2012 we canada, host of the aptn tv series samaqan water stories, and board member of the haida gwaii higher education society and the david suzuki foundation. Severn is an activist and writer who has been speaking out about social. Cullis suzuki is an earth charter international council member.
Twenty years ago, at the original rio earth summit, severn suzuki, a. There we were, all still working away for these beautiful principles for survival. The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes available at a number of sites, including. Severn cullis suzuki is one of the worlds most remarkable youth environmental activist, speaker, television host as well as author. At the 1992 earth summit in rio, 12yearold severn cullis suzuki urged the world to save the planet. The girl who silenced the world for six minutes speech. Text version below transcribed directly from audio hello, im severn suzuki speaking for eco the environmental childrens organization. This was a speech delivered at the rio earth summit in 1992 by twelveyear old severn suzuki of canada. Severn was passionate about the issues facing the environment.
It was a day that the media, world leaders and the world. Severn suzuki at rio summit 1992 with eng subtitle youtube. Vanessa suttie, morgan geisler, michelle quigg and me. When she was six, she carried signs with her first protests on them on bernard avenue. Globalization rio girl severn cullis suzuki 20 years on. They were successful in fundraising and organizing to attend the 1992 rio earth summit, where 12yearold severn delivered a powerful speech that garnered worldwide attention. She is a canadian environmental activist and speaker. Hello, im severn suzuki, speaking for ecothe environmental childrens organization. Severn cullissuzuki, earth charter international council member. Ms suzuki is the daughter of noted environmentalist and academic, david suzuki.796 1115 242 1272 2 33 783 922 1601 1314 918 201 1533 484 322 1142 399 20 985 954 1314 559 1438 328 1429 1299 1102 337 701 409 66 187 552 23 91 542 92 669 1183 1497