After hearing it I did some research...historians always do this type of stuff....and found that Gordon Lightfooot and Sting were honorary members of Suzuki's Foundation, and that Suzuki was an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster and geneticist. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way, and that I had also seen some of his documentary work on Discovery Channel.
Severn, his daughter who at age 9, founded the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a group of children dedicated to learning and teaching other youngsters about environmental issues. So it was that in 1992, at age 12, Cullis-Suzuki and her friends Michelle Quigg, Vanessa Suttil, and Morgan Geisler...raise enough money on their own to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. ( The place she delivered her speech that became a video hit!)
Severn Cullis-Suzuki presented environmental issues from a youth perspective at the summit, where she was applauded for a speech to the delegates....the video.....
Today Servern Suzuki is full grown, married with children ..and with much to her credit.. she co-hosted Suzuki's Nature Quest, a children's television series that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2002 and she helped launch an Internet-based think tank called The Skyfish Project. As a member of Kofi Annan's Special Advisory Panel, she and members of the Skyfish Project brought their first project, a pledge called the "Recognition of Responsibility and much much more.
Whew...makes you kind of feel like you never did anything as a kid.....
And so things like this just make a historian's day! It is also fun to say..I know this answer...
Link to Gordon Lightfoot's concert cut...http://youtu.be/e3-NBajUNxw
For more information on both she and her father go to Wiki and enjoy the read!
As for me..back to jacking my basement....still working on flood damage......for video of flood...at my house... http://youtu.be/HW5NZXAGuD4
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