Severn Cullis Suzuki

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"While attending Lord Tennyson Elementary School in French Immersion, at the age of nine, 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 the age of 12, Cullis-Suzuki 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.

"In 1993, she was honoured in the United Nations Environment Programme‘s Global 500 Roll of Honour.

"In 1993, Doubleday published her book Tell the World (ISBN 0-385-25422-9), a 32-page book of environmental steps for families.

"Cullis-Suzuki graduated from Yale University in 2002 with a B.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

"After Yale, Cullis-Suzuki spent two years travelling. Cullis-Suzuki co-hosted Suzuki’s Nature Quest, a children’s television series that aired on the Discovery Channel 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 and enrolled in a graduate course in the University of Victoria to study ‘ethnobotany’ under Nancy Turner...

"In 2010, French DJ Laurent Wolf sampled Cullis-Suzuki’s 1992 Earth Summit speech for the track “2012: Not the End of the World“..." [1]

She is the daugher of David Suzuki.

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  1. Severn Cullis Suzuki, acelebrationofwomen, accessed December 8, 2011.