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“Wouldn’t You Say?”
Welcome to CELDF’s new commentary series that focuses on key concepts in our work to advance Community Rights and the Rights of Nature.
Superficially, these may appear to be separate movements for legal rights but, as we have come to understand, everything’s connected and the artificial separation of human communities from the natural communities that we refer to as “ecosystems” allows the migration of imprudent and commercially biased dogmas into environmental and political policies. Like our “Fast Facts Friday” whiteboard videos, “Wouldn’t you say?” treats key legal, political and ethical concepts with an eye to brevity and accessibility. We hope they’ll be helpful to you and all of our CELDF community.
News from the Grassroots
Wouldn’t You Say? – Community Self-Government
Wouldn’t You Say? – Property
“Putting the rights of nature on the map. A quantitative analysis of rights of nature initiatives across the world.”
Truthout: Nature Isn’t a “Vault” Full of Material Value. It Is a Treasure to Be Valued.
Join CELDF & Sierra Club Niagara Group Environmental Series on Rights of Nature
Available Now: English Translation & Webinar of the Landmark Decision in Ecuador to Protect Los Cedros Forest over Mining Profits
Our Fast Facts are quick introductions to big ideas and concepts tackled by the Community Rights Movement! Check out our Fast Facts and find resources to more information to further your knowledge on the topics! Watch them all here.