Global Alliance – Rights of Nature August Newsbrief

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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

The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) in collaboration with Global Exchange welcomes you to an exciting Rights of Nature seminar in Richmond, CA September 7th-8th!

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 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:

Global Alliance publishes Spanish language website

The Global Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of its Spanish language website Spanish speaking Alliance members and site visitors will enjoy much of the rich library that is on its sister site Visitors can access the site directly at or from

On the Air:

  • Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund – CELDF’s Executive Director Thomas Linzey is featured in an interview with Derrick Jensen on the fund drive special for WPFK, Berkely, CA. Thomas Linzey talks about how the Rights of Nature legislative work began in the US. Listen now!
  • Rights of Nature as the Foundation for Sustainability. If you missed our last newsletter with videos of our Rights of Nature presentation at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, Listen Now! to a series of videos by leading international Rights of Nature experts. Click on a speaker’s name to access their video directly.
Pablo SolónLinda Sheehan
Tom GoldtoothNatalia Greene
Cormac CullinanVandana Shiva
Shannon Biggs, moderatorFAQs:
Rights of Nature and “green” economy
  • Dr. Vandana Shiva speaks at the Rio+20 Earth Summit on “Seed freedom is Earth Rights … it is the right of the seed in all its diversity and self organization to evolve into the future.” Listen Now!

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