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Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) highlights events and progress for year ending 2012 in their recent edition of Susquehanna!
Read about November’s election results with three of our communities passing charter amendments establishing Community Bills of Rights while banning fracking as a violation of those rights in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Find out about CELDF’s latest organizing in Bellingham and Spokane, WA, as well as organizing efforts in Oregon.
Learn about Yellow Springs – the first community in Ohio to adopt a Community Bill of Rights law banning shale gas drilling and fracking in October.
And find out about CELDF’s latest organizing to launch the Washington Community Rights Network and next steps for the New Hampshire Community Rights Network.
Follow this link to read more: http://www.celdf.org/downloads/Susquehanna_Fall_2012.pdf
CELDF acknowledge’s supporters of their successful partnerships this year with growing numbers of communities in the U.S. and invites your support! Click on the purple donation button here: http://www.celdf.org/index.php
Sacred Seeding with Dr. Vandana Shiva and Global Exchange Reality Tours
Global Exchange’s Reality Tours is inviting you to participate in an extraordinary 10 day journey to India entitled Sacred Seeding with Dr. Vandana Shiva : Biodiversity, Food Security & The Rights of Nature”, November 1-11, 2012.
“I think it would be a really good idea at this moment in time, to do a Global Exchange trip to India on the issue of the seed…and the link to rights of Mother Earth. I mean where does all life begin? You begin with the seed.” Vandana Shiva collaborating with Shannon Biggs of Global Exchange
This journey will be an unforgettable opportunity to explore the deepest essence of Rights of Nature with Dr. Vandana Shiva on the Navdanya Biodiversity and Conservation Farm led by Shannon Biggs of Global Exchange. Learn more about the Global Exchange Rights of Nature Reality Tour or sign up now!
Seminar: Rights of Nature Training in Richmond, CA
In this dynamic seminar we will learn about the historic 2008 event when Ecuador became the first country to include Rights of Nature in its national constitution and then cover movements since then in Bolivia and here in the U.S. as Rights of Nature takes hold as an idea whose time has come. Rights of Nature laws create a right to legal standing, offering citizens, communities, Indigenous peoples, and others a revolutionary new way to protect the vitality of ecosystems.
Explore what is Rights of Nature and how you can make a difference in redefining history. For more information visit Rights of Nature Seminar.
When & Where:
Sept 7, 2012 – 7:00pm – Sept 8, 2012 – 5:00pm
940 Ventura Street
Richmond, CA 94805
Cost: $50 and includes all materials
To Register Contact
Jordan Vilchez at email@example.com or 510-334-3697
Wild Law Australia
For everyone in Brisbane and South East Queensland – please join the Australian Wild Law Alliance for drinks and great conversation on Friday 7th September, from 5pm to 7pm, at Groove Train in King George Square, Brisbane: http://www.groovetrain.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=61
Global Alliance publishes Spanish language website DerechosdelaNaturaleza.org.
The Global Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of its Spanish language website DerechosdelaNaturaleza.org. Spanish speaking Alliance members and site visitors will enjoy much of the rich library that is on its sister site theRightsofNature.org. Visitors can access the site directly at DerechosdelaNaturaleza.org or from theRightsofNature.org.
On the Air:
|Pablo Solón||Linda Sheehan|
|Tom Goldtooth||Natalia Greene|
|Cormac Cullinan||Vandana Shiva|
|Shannon Biggs, moderator||FAQs:
Rights of Nature and “green” economy
To publish information about upcoming Rights of Nature events you are hosting or to share informative postings, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We, the peoples and nations of Earth: considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny…”
-Click to sign the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth
“Every component of the Earth Community has three rights:
—The Right To Be,
—The Right to Habitat,
—The Right to fulfill its role in the ever-renewing processes of the earth community.”
– Thomas Berry
The Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice
Exploring Wild Law, The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence
Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever
United Natures – a United Nations of all species movie