Rights of Nature in Florida
Last November, Orange County voters in Florida passed their Right to Clean Water / Rights of Nature Charter Amendment, making Florida the epicenter of the Rights of Nature movement in the United States. Recently the first lawsuit has been filed against a developer who wants to build on wetlands in violation of these new citizens’ rights for citizens and nature.
Now there is a statewide petition drive (at FL5.org) to place before voters in 2022 a state constitutional amendment modelled upon the Orange County law. It is, after all, our constitution, and we have the power to amend it.
On July 6th, the Pachamama Alliance of SWFL is hosting a Zoom event for Pachamama members in Florida. Learn in detail how the RTCW /RON effort has grown in the state and how you can help. This meeting is a call to action.
Our speakers will be Gary Robbins and Joseph Bonasia, Vice-President of the SWFL RESET Center and Joseph Bonasia, Vice-Chair of the Florida Rights of Nature Network (FRONN), as well as being Pachamama Alliance of SWFL members. Joe and gary are both leaders of our SWFL Pachamama Community as well as statewide coordinators for FRONN
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.