At Rio+20, Severn Cullis-Suzuki Revisits Historic ’92 Speech, Fights for Next Generation’s Survival

(video 1992 speech & 2012 interview) “the girl who silenced the world for six minutes” (United Nations Earth Summit 1992 & 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Hello. I’m Severn Suzuki, speaking for ECO, the Environmental Children’s Organization. We’re a group of 12- and 13-year-olds trying to make a difference—Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg and …

“Are You Here to Save Face — or Save Us?”: Brittany Trilford, 17, Addresses World Leaders at Rio+20

(video) (2012 U.N. Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) My name is Brittany Trilford. I’m 17 years old. I’m a child. Today, in this moment, I’m all children, your children, the world’s three billion children. Think of me as half the world. I stand here with fire in my heart. I’m confused and angry …