What if ecosystems could sue for violating the rights of nature in places like Alberta's tar sands or Fukushima? What if communities could write new laws that place their rights and local ecosystems above corporate interests? Come find out about the first international Rights of Nature Tribunal and local California Community Bills of Rights, and how you can participate. Hosted by Shannon Biggs, Community Rights director, Global Exchange. With: Vandana Shiva, founder/Director, Navdanya; Pennie Opal Plant, Idle No More/Gathering Tribes; Robin Milam, Administrative Director, Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature; Osprey Orielle Lake, founder/Executive Director, Women's Earth and Climate Caucus; Prajna Marcus, Bay Area Rights of Nature; Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, Earth Law Center.
People’s Earth Tribunals and Community Bills of Rights: Mobilizing for Community and to Enshrine Nature’s Rights
Fifty years ago, Marin County residents led the nation in creating a bold vision, resulting in 80% of the land being protected. Today we¹re ready for the next new vision to meet the challenges of a radically changed world. Join leading Marin visionary change-makers for a dynamic discussion of Marin's extraordinary, cutting-edge accomplishments in environmental and agricultural sustainability, and how to meet current challenges and exciting future opportunities. Hosted by MarinLink, the Environmental Forum of Marin, and the County of Marin.
Learn about the Bioneers RCN program and connect with the organizers to see if you want to bring it to your community.
(See 2:45 pm). Hosted by Tom Goldtooth (Dine’/Dakota) of the Indigenous Environmental Network. With indigenous women from the North: Casey Camp (Ponca), elder indigenous rights activist and actress, on historical impacts of oil development in Oklahoma and current threats from pipelines from the Canadian Tar Sands; Faith Gemmill (Gwich'in), of REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction On Indigenous Lands), on the history of oil and gas development in Alaska and expansion plans for offshore drilling; and witnesses Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree Nation) and Eriel Deranger (Athabaskan Chipewyan First Nation) with Idle No More.