I found this amazing video of a 12 year old girl addressing the United Nations. Her name is Severn Suzuki. She raised money to fly to Rio de Janeiro and address the United Nations Earth Summit. I was watching it trying to figure out when it happened. It could have been today, although when you see the men and their suits and their hair styles...you'll know it's not current.
This video is from 1992. So almost 20 years ago. Isn't it interesting that nothing has changed since then?
I was also wondering where Ms. Suzuki is now.
I found that she is married now and has realized that the best way to effect change is to inspire people to change laws. She realized what many environmentalists discover (other than those that just get off on the radical part) that living your life as the example and taking action whenever you can is what works.
Here she is talking about parenting.
I've always thought that being a parent truly is the best way to make you more aware...of everything!! We have that innate need to protect our children. That's why I also think there should be more women in government. Anybody else think that if we had more women running the country, we would have fewer problems?