Severn Suzuki: If You Don’t Know How to Fix It, Please Stop Breaking It

Via Russell Coker:

In 1992 Severn Cullis-Suzuki (David Suzuki’s daughter) who was 12 years old gave a talk to the UN’s Earth Summit in Rio on behalf of ECO 1) The Environmental Childrens Organisation . She gave a really good talk, see the below Youtube video. The best quote is “If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!”. Unfortunately they haven’t stopped breaking things yet.

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You can read a transcript at the Melbourne Schools for a Sustainable Future website.

Fifteen years on it is still a powerful and (sadly) relevant speech.

References

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  The Environmental Childrens Organisation

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