The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes
In 2008 I watched this video of 12-year-old, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, delivering a speech about the state of our planet and a plea to humanity at a global U.N. conference
I’ve watched this 8-minute clip of a 12 yeard Severn addressing the U.N. more times than I can recall.
Yes, she is idealistic and sounds naive at times. She is only a child as she states. I just wonder why people like this lady are not into politics & leading the world to see a new perspective.
Actually, she is involved in politics She is one of those rare individuals who dedicates her life to making positive changes without the need to be put on a pedestal & looked up to in awe. She is behind the scenes. She doesn’t need a camera or a podium to talk on to make a difference. She walks the talk as the saying goes.
She is a human being making a difference. Where are these qualities of altruism to be found in global leaders in government?
We follow the blind to seek the light.
Here it is
The point to all this is that I shared this video on my FB personal profile and received a fair comment
‘Wonderful, inspiring girl but what good has it done the world?’
This prompted me to do a bit of research on who and where this girl or lady is today.
Read more about this incredible woman
HERE – you won’t be disappointed. Follow people like her & maybe we can salvage our planet. Our home.
This empowering person continues to make positive changes to healing our world. She has a vocation. I hope my daughter and future generations follow her example.
I sent a message just to say keep up the good work and got a reply!
Here it is
Thank you very much for your thoughtful email to Severn Cullis-Suzuki. It’s always encouraging to hear from passionate folks like you, and we appreciate the time you’ve taken to reach out to us. Severn is currently engaged in a number of important projects and PhD work, and has asked me to respond to your email with these comments: “It still amazes me that the Rio Speech, given so long ago, continues to be seen by so many people around the world. The longevity of it has re-affirmed to me the power and importance of the voice of youth; we need our youth to speak truth to power.”
Thanks again for your email, Natasha. If you wish, please feel free to “follow” Severn’s activity on social media: via Facebook (Severn Cullis-Suzuki), Twitter (@severnsuzuki) and Instagram (@severncullissuzuki).
Wishing you and your daughter all the best!
With warm regards,
Alone we achieve great deeds. United we can make dreams a goal and a reality.
SHOULD MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE STATE OF OUR WORLD THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY-