Very Important Children – “The Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes”

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Hi everyone,

How`s your week  going?

I can say that mine is going pretty good, school is going good I guess 😂😂😂😂😂 and with my host family good too.

Sofia get some flu, again, but we are taking care of her!

Bella…she`s the always trouble maker!!!😂😂😂😂😂

Once again, if you want to follow my daily life you should follow me on Snapchat fe_de91 and on all my other social media accounts.

I got more Italian followers on Snapchat so now basically my Snapchat stories are bilingual.

Italian in the morning and English in the afternoon.

I want to make a note: between USA and Italy there is 9 hours of time-zone so sometimes is not easy at all!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂

But I don`t want to waste other time the Very Important Children of this new post is: Severn Cullis-Suzuki. She`s popularly known as “The Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes”

But let me tell you her amazing story:

Severn Cullis-Suzuki born November 30, 1979 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

While attending Lord Tennyson Elementary School in French Immersion, at age 9, she founded the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO), a group of children dedicated to learning and teaching other youngsters about environmental issues.

In 1992, at age 12, Severn 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.

The video has since become a viral hit.

In 1993, she was honored in the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global 500 Roll of Honour. Still In 1993, Doubleday published her book Tell the World, a 32-page book of environmental steps for families.

Severn graduated from Yale University in 2002 with a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology. After Yale, Severn spent two years traveling.

She co-hosted Suzuki’s Nature Quest, a children’s television series that aired on the “Discovery Kids” 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. She enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Victoria to study ethnobotany under Nancy Turner, finishing in 2007.

Severn is now married and lives with her husband and two children in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands.

She`s also the main character in the documentary film Severn, the Voice of Our Children, directed by Jean-Paul Jaud and released theatrically in France on November 10, 2010.

Severn Cullis-Suzuki is an Earth Charter International Council Member.

 

Personally I  think that if the world were in the hands of children would have a better world…

For this reason, I want to leave you with the speech at the UN Earth-Summit.

Enjoy!!!

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