Natalia Greene is a key figure in the global movement to advance recognition of legal Rights for Nature. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to recognize Rights of Nature and change their legal system to an Earth-centered democracy. Although politically controversial, Ecuador has adopted radical new social measures to reduce pollution and control industry. Similarly, Bolivia has established eleven new rights of nature, including the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right not to have cellular structure modified or genetically altered, and, the right of nature to not be affected by mega-infrastructure and development projects that affect the balance of ecosystems and the local inhabitant communities.
Listen to Nati present Rights of Nature at Bioneers 2011. http://vimeopro.com/bioneers/2011conferencevideo/video/31453715