Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki is an Earth Charter Commissioner and Council Member, host of the APTN TV series ‘Samaqan: Water Stories’ and Vice Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. A longtime activist for the future, Severn and friends started the Environmental Children's Organization at nine years old. This culminated in a speech to the UN at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 when she was twelve. Severn is proud of her work on the Earth Charter Commission (earthcharterinaction.org) and has continued engaging with UN Earth Summits – bringing the 'Recognition of Responsibility' pledge to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002, and returning to Rio +20 as a Champion for the Canadian Earth Summit Initiative WE CANada in 2012.