If children could be made leaders in environmental programmes, Severn would surely be among them. She makes more sense than most adults who engage in small talk and do nothing. Severn, like many children her age, are doers and that means a lot when it comes to the environment. At age 5, she fought for the Indians in British Columbia to protect them from logging interests. At age 10, she founded the Environmental Children's Organization, which participated in the Earth Summit and brought the house down with her impassioned speech.