Saturday, 23 May 2009

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

As part of my work, I am involved in preparing some online material for publication on a government website. One of these projects is based at an early childhood centre which uses a daily bread-making activity to provide an authentic learning opportunity and also demonstrate environmental sustainability in action.

Yesterday, as I was waiting for some content to upload, I re-watched the following video, The girl who silenced the world for five minutes. I'd seen it several times already and remember the stir it caused when my colleagues first became aware of it. However, to revisit it after several months reminded me that the message is as fresh as ever. Regardless of whatever political motivation may lie behind the video's release, and the sharp debate that it has stirred up worldwide, I think that the message is really quite simple. Adults: we have to do something about the world we are leaving to our children. If we don't know how to fix the world, then we should at least stop breaking it.


3 comments:

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Kia ora Café Chick!

This speech, delivered with such drive, honesty and passion is indeed something that should silence the world. It should make us reflective of what we are doing to our children.

Catchya later

Arual said...

This is David Suzuki's daughter. David is well known in Canada and you either love him or you hate him.

Sab said...

That is definetly something to think about.

I don't know about David Suzuki, but the point in the message is so true. We need to practice what we preach. We need to think about the future. At least, that is what I got out of it.