Severn And The Day She Silenced The World ByJanet Wilson
Severn Suzuki's speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. As the daughter of environmentalist David Suzuki, Severn's concern for the environment was fueled by a trip to the Amazon rainforest at age nine.
Back home in Vancouver, she and her friends started ECO, the Environmental Children's Organization, combining their efforts to raise enough money to travel to Rio. They couldn't have imagined the effect they would have on the adults gathered there.