...Her father is David Suzuki, the Original Green Guru; and her mother is Tara Cullis, a former English-language lecturer at Harvard University and noted environmentalist who runs the Suzuki Foundation in Vancouver.
...They heard about the first UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, then took it upon themselves to raise money in order to attend the conference in 1992. That's how Ms. Cullis-Suzuki found herself, at the age of 12, addressing a sea of delegates, some of whom were reportedly brought to tears over the anguished plea of a child in pigtails who said: "I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in the ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air because I don't know what chemicals are in it. ... Did you have to worry about these things when you were my age?"
She got a standing ovation and a handshake from Al Gore.
From the Globe and Mail
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