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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.
The Blade: United Nations invites Lake Erie activists to speak about bill of rights
Community members from Toledo, Ohio, are invited to the United Nations this month to speak about the Lake Erie Bill of Rights adopted by citizens in February.
Media Release: 2nd Right to a Healthy Climate Law Adopted in New Hampshire
Nottingham, New Hampshire, residents adopt the second right to healthy climate law in the state at Town Meeting.
Media Release: First Right to Climate Law Adopted in New Hampshire
Yesterday, Exeter, New Hampshire, residents adopted their Right to a Healthy Climate Ordinance at Town Meeting. This is the first right-based climate law in the state.
Thom Hartmann Program: Lake Erie Getting Personhood Rights. What?
Thom Hartmann interviews CELDF’s Ohio organizer Tish O’Dell on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights adopted by Toledo residents.
The London Free Press: What an Ohio city’s bold move to protect Lake Erie tells us
“What we really need to do is look at the (lake) as a whole, as an ecosystem that has inherent rights, that transcends the political parties of the day.”
Smithsonian Magazine: Toledo, Ohio, Just Granted Lake Erie the Same Legal Rights as People
“We’ve been using the same laws for decades to try and protect Lake Erie. They’re clearly not working.” Thus, Toledo, Ohio, community members recognized the rights of Lake Erie via the ballot.
The Telegraph: US lake wins its own ‘human rights’ in landmark ruling
Lake Erie joins growing numbers of ecosystems around the world where people and governments are recognizing their rights to exist, flourish, and evolve.
The Progressive: Toledo Residents Vote to Recognize Personhood for Lake Erie
Lake Erie now has legally-enforceable rights, with the overwhelming majority of Toledo, Ohio, residents voting in support of their Lake Erie Bill of Rights citizen initiative.
Vox: Lake Erie just won the same legal rights as people
A groundbreaking election in Toledo, Ohio, puts this midwestern city on the map – voters recognized the rights of Lake Erie and can take legal action to protect it.