CULLIS-SUZUKI, Severn




Author Tags: Environment

Born on November 30, 1979 in Vancouver, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, daughter of environmentalist David Suzuki, was the recipient of the Global 500 Award from the U.N. The award is given to the 500 people who have made the greatest contribution to the environment in a preceding year. Her book, Tell The World (Doubleday, 1993), is the story of how she and a group of friends formed the Environmental Children’s Organization and she subsequently spoke at the Plenary Session of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, Suzuki co-compiled and edited Notes From Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up For Change with Kris Frederickson, Ahmed Kayssi, Cynthia Mackenzie and Daniel Aldana Cohen (Greystone, 2007).

Cullis-Suzuki was the subject of Janet Wilson's book, Severn and the Day She Silenced the World (Second Story Press 2014) about the heady days in 1992 when a young Cullis-Suzuki spoke at the closing of the Earth Summit in Rio. US Vice President Al Gore famously said of her talk, "That was the best speech I heard all week!"

BOOKS

Tell the World (Doubleday, 1993)

Notes From Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up For Change with Kris Frederickson, Ahmed Kayssi, Cynthia Mackenzie and Daniel Aldana Cohen (Greystone, 2007)

[BCBW 2014]