First Right to Climate Law Adopted in New Hampshire -- Exeter residents voted 1176 to 1007 to adopt their Right to a Healthy Climate Ordinance. This is the first right-based climate law in the state of New Hampshire. The ordinance asserts the community’s rights to clean air, pure water, and local community self-government. It bans corporate activities that release toxic contaminates into the air, water, and soil as a violation of those rights.9 likes
Ohio voters passed groundbreaking legislation that allows citizens to sue on behalf of the lake when it’s being polluted. Read: Lake Erie just won the same legal rights as people
Fascinating article on the proposal to create the world's largest protected area - 200 million hectares of land in the Amazon - for people, wildlife, and climate stability.
The current politics in South America will likely make it difficult, including the worrying new leadership in Brazil, but it is certainly something of increasingly critical importance.
What do you think?
My name is Ginette. I am new to this group.
I just published an e-book on climate change (called Nudge for the Planet - A guide towards a new worldview).
As a launch promotion, the e-book will be available for free on Amazon from Saturday January 12 to Wednesday January 16 included.
The link to the book is: https://www.amazon.com/Nudge-Planet-guide-towards-worldview-ebook/dp/B0…
(or search for Ginette Riopelle on Amazon)
A free Kindle application, downloadable from that link, allows to read it on any device.
Among other things, this book talks about the current state of the planet, circular economy, harmony with nature, nature's rights, indigenous traditional knowledge and mindfulness.
It presents a structured method to guide our choices.
It also mentions various initiatives aiming at a sustainable way of life and numerous organizations (including Pachamama Alliance). It contains dozens of direct links to references and websites.
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Ginette Riopelle4 likes
Aloha everyone. I'm in Honolulu and the Rights of Nature is close to my heart. I'm a newbie just beginning to learn about this and look forward to following your activities. We are hoping to create legislation here in Hawaii to protect the coral reefs under this paradigm.2 likes
For those who live in Northern California (or those who just want to support and follow the work), a group in Sonoma County, just kicked off their Right of Nature, community rights campaign called, Roots, Roof and Refuge. They state, Roots, Roof and Refuge refers to our campaigns to win a Rights of Nature ballot initiative in the coming years (Roots), to build out our Tenants Union and win renter protections (Roof), and to assure our immigrant community can live safely and flourish amongst us (Refuge). The group who is organizing this campaign is The North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP). NBOP is a grassroots, multi-racial, and multi-issue organization comprised of over 20 faith, labor, environmental, student and community-based organizations based in Sonoma County.
I'm Annette from Monterey, California. I have a deep calling to be a voice for the earth (through writing, speaking and leading movements for a better world). I definitely want to get involved with the Rights of Nature and look forward to being part of this group.