This story talks about a kid who named Severn Suzuki, a problem child at the age of 9 years has established the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO).
ECO itself is a small group of children who dedicate themselves to study and teach the child "the other on environmental issues.
And they are invited to attend the United Nations Environment Conference, at which time 12 year-old Severn gave a powerful speech which gave a major influence (and silenced) some prominent world leaders.
What's delivered by a small child her age 12 years until he could make the UN MEETING ROOM silence, then finished his speech during a courtroom filled with prominent people who stood up and gave rousing applause to the child who was 12 years old.
This is the contents of the speech: (Source: The College Foundation)
Hello, My name Severn Suzuki speaking for ECO - Environmental Children Organization We are a group of Canada which consists of children aged 12 and 13 years, who tried to make a difference: Vanessa Suttie, Morgan, Geister, Michelle Quiq and myself.We raise funds for could come here as far as 6000 miles to tell you all adults you must change your ways today in here, too.I have no hidden agenda.I want a future for myself only.
Losing the future is not the same as losing the general election or losses in the stock market.I am here to speak for all generations to come.
I am here representing the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard.
I am here to speak for the animals dying countless across this planet because of loss habitat.We should not not be heard.
I am afraid to be in the sun because holes in ozone.I am afraid to breathe because I do not know what chemicals are carried by air.
I used to go fishing in Vancouver with my dad until a few years ago we found the fish full of cancers. And now we hear that animals and plants going extinct every day - vanishing forever.
In my life, I have a dream to see a large collection wild animals, jungles and tropical forests full of birds and butterflies.But now I do not know if these things it even still there to be seen by my children.
Do you all have to worry about these little problems when you are all still the same old serperti me now?
All this happened in front of us and yet we still act as if we still have a lot of time and all solution.I'm only a child and I do not have all the solutions.But I want you to realize you all also the same as me!
You do not know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer. You do not know how you can restore these fish to the river salmon origin. You do not know how to bring back an animal which extinct.
And you can not restore the forests to normal in place, which is now just a desert.If you do not know how to fix.Please stop destroying it!
Here you are your country delegations.Businessman, member organizers, reporters or politicians - but in fact you are father and mother, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts - And you all are children of a person.
I am only a child, but I know that we all is part of a large family, which consists of more from 5 billion, consisting of 30 million families and we all share air, water and soil on the same planet - borders and governments will not change this.
I am only a child yet I know that we all in this together and we should unite for the same purpose.
Although angry, but I'm not blind, and though scared, I do not hesitate to tell the world what I feel.
In my country, we make so much waste.We buy something and then throw away, buy and then discard. Although it remains only countries in the North will not share with those in need. Even when we have more than enough, we feel afraid to lose some of our wealth, we are afraid to share.
In Canada we have a comfortable life, with clothing, food and shelter - we have watches, bicycles, computers and television sets.
Two days ago here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spend time with children living on the streets.And one one child told us: "I wish I rich, and if I'm rich, I will give street children food, clothing and medicine, shelter, love and compassion affection. "
If a child on the streets and do not have any, willing to share, why are we who have everything still so greedy?
I can not stop thinking that these children aged same with me, that place of birth you can make a difference is so great, that I could be one of the children who live in Favellas in Rio, I could be a child the famine in Somalia; a victim of war in the Middle East or beggars in India.
I am only a child, but I know that if all money spent on war is used to reduce the level of poverty and finding environmental answers, what a beautiful would this world.
At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us to doing good.You taught us not to fight with others, to seek a way out, clean up the mess we caused, to not hurt other creatures, to share and not be greedy.Then why did you then do the you taught us so it should not be done?
Do not forget why you are attending this conference, why would you do this - we are children of you all.You sekalianlah who decides, what kind of world would we live.Parents its supposed to give comfort to their children with said, "Everything will be fine, 'we do The best we can do and this is not the end of everything. "
But I do not feel that you can say that to us again.Are we even on your priority list all?My dad always says, "You will always be remembered for deeds, not by your words. "
So, what you do makes me cry at night. You adults say you love us.I Your challenge, try to realize those words.