Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Thinking Green ~ The Wisdom of a Child

“At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world,” she said with a poise and force that belied her youth. “You teach us not to fight with others; to work things out; to respect others; to clean up our mess; not to hurt other creatures; to share, not be greedy.Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do?”
Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Perhaps many of you have seen this short video of Canadian girl, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, who spoke to the United Nations when she was twelve years old. She and three friends raised all funds necessary to travel to the delegation, five thousand miles from her home to the Rio Earth Summit in Brazil - quite impressive. If only more of us had such passion and conviction! She is now 28 and continues making a difference for environmental justice. Click on the photo below to see what she is up to! Kudos to you Severn Cullis-Suzuki. You were and still are 16 years later- an inspiration for all of us!

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