Severn Suzuki

Sometimes people do amazing things to make a point. When I saw Severn Suzuki’s speech, I was blown away by it. A 12 year-old Canadian making a speech at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Summit in 1992.

First watch this movieclip and experience how this girl silences the world with her remarkable speech:

Now, think about being a leader and sitting in that conference. How would you feel? Did her message come across? Did she touch your heart? I am sure it did. So, why has so little been done about it afterwards? Why are our leaders still doing so little today? Remember this speech was given back in 1992!

So, what can we do about it? How can we make a difference?


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