At a time of unprecedented species extinction, ecosystem collapse, and climate change, a global movement is growing to advance fundamental change in the relationship between humankind and the natural world — by eliminating the key barriers to environmental protection and sustainability (including corporate “rights” and powers), and placing the highest legal protections on nature through the recognition of rights.
This call will provide a practical examination of the Rights of Nature — what it is; why and how it is advancing in U.S. communities and around the world; and strategies for advancing it at the grassroots.
Thursday, February 23, 9 PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific Click Here to Register.
About Mari Margil
Mari Margil is the Associate Director of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF), www.celdf.org, where she leads the organization’s International Center for the Rights of Nature, and assisted in drafting the Universal Declaration for the Rights of Nature of Mother Earth. Mari assisted Ecuador’s Constituent Assembly to draft Rights of Nature constitutional provisions and is working in Nepal, India, Australia, and other countries to advance Rights of Nature frameworks. In 2016, Margil assisted members of the Ho-Chunk Nation in the United States to draft the first tribal constitutional amendment on the Rights of Nature, and advised members of the Green Party of England and Wales in developing their new party platform on the Rights of Nature. Margil received her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is Co-author of several books, including The Public Health or Bottom Line and Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence.