Earth Day Celebration with Severn Cullis-Suzuki

On Monday, April 22nd from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Costa Rica time), the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace will host an Earth Day Celebration with Severn Cullis Suzuki-Cullis on “Understanding our interconnections and recognizing our responsibilities”.

Earlier on the same day from 16:00 to 17:30h GMT (10:00am to 11:30am Costa Rica time) Severn Cullis-Suzuki will be our guest in a webinar on “Empowering a new generation of sustainability leaders through education”.

To participate in the webinar, click on this link at the time indicated above:

Then click on the “Launch Class” button, type your name and country (e.g. MaryCanada) and then enter the virtual room. Requirements: Have Adobe Flashplayer installed, audio input and output, and a good internet connection.

This event is part of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter.

Severn Cullis-Suzuki is a Canadian environmental activist, speaker, television host and author. She has spoken around the world about environmental issues, urging listeners to define their values, act with the future in mind, and take individual responsibility. She became very famous as “the 12 year old girl who silenced the world” following the wonderful speech she delivered at the Earth Summit in 1992. She is also an Earth Charter Commissioner and the daughter of Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki. Severn Cullis-Suzuki is the main character in the documentary film Severn, the Voice of Our Children, directed by Jean-Paul Jaud and released theatrically in France on November 10, 2010. In 1993, she was honoured in the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global 500 Roll of Honour. She holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Yale University and an M.Sc. in Ethnoecology from the University of Victoria, where she studied with elders from the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations.