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Truthout: UN Report Says Indigenous Sovereignty Could Save the Planet
It’s time to recognize the rights of ecosystems and the authority of communities to stop harmful projects. “[T]he best defenders of nature and biodiversity are the communities themselves.”
DC Media Group: Biodiversity in Collapse: How to Save 1 Million Species from Extinction
“[It’s time to] enact laws that recognize the inalienable rights of ecosystems to exist, flourish and naturally evolve, and the authority of the community to protect [it]”
Standard Speaker: Supervisors want to hear from nonprofit about well issue
Community members in North Union Township, Pennsylvania, engage with CELDF and its partner Network to discuss using Community Rights to protect their water from being siphoned off.
ANI News: Ecuador native community defeats government in court, gets oil exploration banned
Oil corporations were forced to back off native lands in Ecuador. A court decision held that their actions were “inadequate and violated the ‘community’s right to self-determination.'”
National Geographic: A Voice for Nature
More than just recognizing legal rights, the growing Rights of Nature movement is a paradigm shift in the relationship between human beings and nature.
The Blade: Watch: Lake Erie activist addresses the United Nations
Community Rights leader Markie Miller, from Toledo, Ohio, speaks to the UN General Assembly. She was invited to talk about the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, an historic law adopted by Toledoans in February.
Environmental News Service: Earth Day 2019 Marked By Climate Concerns
Earth Day celebrations span the globe, highlighting Earth’s beauty and the threat of climate change devastation. Rights of Nature is a growing movement to stop climate change and other harms.
The Blade: BP wasted money fighting LEBOR
The Editorial Board of the Toledo Blade calls out the irony of Houston-based BP Corporation funding the anti-Lake Erie Bill of Rights campaign, which attacked the citizen initiative as led by “outside influencers.”
Earth Day Network: The Rights of Nature: Building a New People’s Movement for the Earth
The Rights of Nature movement is underway and growing – and there is no time to lose. Learn about this new legal paradigm and how it’s transforming our relationship with nature.
Toledoans for Safe Water: Campaign Finance Report Sheds Light on Corrupt Corporate Influence Against the Lake Erie Bill of Rights
BP Corporation was the sole monetary donor behind the campaign to quash the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR). The measure won with 61% of the vote.