Rights of Nature: Join Pachamama Alliance Co-founders Lynne and Bill Twist for this Resilience and Possibility Conversation with international Rights of Nature experts and advocates Natalia Green, Co-founder of Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, and Thomas Linzey, Senior Legal Counsel for the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights.Rights of Nature is the recognition and honoring that nature has the right to exist, flourish, and thrive. Legal systems have traditionally treated nature as property, which grants property owners the right to destroy natural systems, but new precedents are being established around the world that create Rights of Nature and allows for their legal protection. Come hear this conversation about this critical legal paradigm that reflects the interconnectedness of life, Pachamama Alliance’s role in the international movement for Rights of Nature, and opportunities for you to get involved.
About the Speakers: Thomas Linzey serves as Senior Legal Counsel for the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights. He Co-founded the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, and authored On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability. Natalia Greene is a Co-founder and Executive Committee member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and Secretariat of the International Rights of Nature Tribunal, and assisted in the adoption of the Rights of Nature statute in Ecuador’s constitution.
Locally,this webinar was initiated by the Pachamama Alliance of Southwest Florida, to build support for the Rights of Nature efforts in Orange County where voters will make history by amending the first county charter in Florida that will give constitutionally framed rights to the Wekiva & Econlockhatchee Rivers; furthermore, the citizens of Orange County will given a legal right to clean water which currently does not exist anywhere in the USA. Passage of this new law, the first ever in the United States, will send a message to the world that we no longer regard ourselves to be above nature but rather a part of nature. If you would like to support this monumental initiative you may visit righttocleanwater2020.com to make a donation.
The Rights of Nature Movement in Southwest Florida is fortunate to have the support of Naples artist Paul Arsenaultand the Natural Awakenings magazine of Naples/Fort Myers. Please visit this link to learn of Paul’s support for the movement through his works of art. His show at the Naples Botanical Gardens runs through November 8th, 2020.
If you have any questions about the webinar please reach out to our LeeRON Vice President, Gary Robbins, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you on September 21st at 3PM. Please stay safe and well as we continue to move forward through these trying times. The Lee County Rights of Nature and our statewide Florida Rights of Nature Network is here to support Florida communities in the restoration of your community rights to create these new laws for the ecosystems you want to protect locally. Email us to learn more and how to make it happen where you live. Thank you for your time and consideration to join us. Please feel free to share the webinar link to your social media pages and print material if available.
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