Rights of Nature Panel Discussion

1:00 PM -2:30 pm EST

It is neither acceptable nor is it necessary to poison the environment to engage in commerce. In fact, it is the antithesis of a sustainable, resilient, and responsible economy. But to stop harmful unsustainable developments like Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, determined environmental activists must first acknowledge that working within an “environmental protection” system, complicit with industry, is activism’s failure, not the system’s failure. Rather than pledging obedience to an unjust, dead-end system, resiliency rests in activists across the country and around the world becoming civilly disobedient in the name of justice, true sustainability, climate, and a viable doorway into the future. Establishing the rights of nature, giving ecosystems legal standing, may be the single most effective means of reversing the Earth-wide trend of habitat destruction.

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CLE credit is also available through PIELC.

This panel is hosted by the Oregon Community Rights Network, Clean Columbia County, and Community Rights Lane County.

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