In February of 2019, voters in Toledo, Ohio, made history when they voted to adopt a charter amendment recognizing the rights of Lake Erie. The Lake Erie Bill of Rights was the first Rights of Nature law protecting a specific ecosystem adopted in the United States. The measure established rights within the Toledo’s City charter for the Lake Erie Ecosystem to “exist, flourish, and naturally evolve” as well as rights to self-government and a clean and healthy environment for the citizens of Toledo.
In this webinar, we will be joined by Tish O’Dell of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, and Markie Miller of Toledoans for Safe Water, who will share insights on how the Bill came to be, how they rallied support, and challenges ahead.
Thursday, June 13th, 1:00 p.m.
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