Bioneers 2024 Conference

The Rights of Nature Movement: Scaling Up

From being a blip on the screen 20 years ago, the movement to recognize the legal rights of nature has become the fastest growing environmental movement in history, with powerful leadership by First Nations and Indigenous communities. Yet in light of the climate emergency and the accelerating destruction of natural systems, it must become much bigger, much faster. How can we scale the Rights of Nature movement? In this session, Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights, and Menominee tribal member and Menīkānaehkem Director Guy Reiter, share new tools and movement-building strategies, including a new mapping app that facilitates the building of bioregional alliances across ecosystems, and conservation easements that can be used by landowners to recognize the rights of nature on their land.

The Marsh Theater


March 29th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Thomas Linzey
Senior Legal Counsel
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
Mari Margil
Executive Director
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
Guy Reiter
Executive Director