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Remebering the plea, 18 years later

Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Environmental Activist

It’s hard to cover the amazing things kids and teens are doing to help the environment without mentioning Severn Cullis-Suzuki. Severn made a giant splash on the international scene when she presented at the first international Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992 at the age of 12.

She is known as “the girl who silenced the world for five minutes.”

After single-handedly raising the money to travel to Brazil, Severn represented the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO), the environmental nonprofit she founded with some friends at the age of 10, and spoke on behalf of concerned youth to an international audience.

She brought delegates to a standing ovation, and some to tears, after calling out world leaders for failing to protect younger generations from environmental issues.



Severn continues to speak, write and campaign on behalf of the environment today.

Spectrum Industries, Inc. is committed to its pursuit of environmental sustainability through proactive waste prevention, material recovery and recycling, environmentally conscious product design and procurement and being a model facility for our community and industry.
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