San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature is a world-wide movement of individuals and organizations creating human communities that respect and defend the rights of Nature. On Earth Day 2011, the Alliance is propelling the global Rights of Nature movement with the launch of the its new website at http://www.TheRightsofNature.org.
Interested persons stay current with the latest Rights of Nature developments around the world, become part of a community in action, and share in forwarding Rights of Nature as an idea whose time has come. The Alliance invites individuals and organizations to join the Alliance at TheRightsofNature.org and say YES! to Nature.
The objective of the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature is to bring together an alliance of organizations who share a common vision of transforming global legal systems so that Nature has rights within the framework of constitutional law around the world.
In September 2010, a groundbreaking International Gathering for Rights of Nature met in Patate, Ecuador. Participants included individuals and organizations from six countries on four continents who have been working to promote the recognition of Rights of Nature. Their intention was to explore ways to expand the concept of Rights of Nature globally. They recognized the unique opportunity to further galvanize the momentum created by Ecuador’s 2008 adoption of Rights of Nature in its Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth from the People’s Conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and growing community developments in the United States. Out of this four-day meeting, the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature was formed.
During the initial formation meeting, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature approved statutes, a declaration, fundamental principles, founding organizations, a founding council and an executive committee. The Alliance is also establishing other key components that will enable it members to act and think locally and globally. An Advisory Council, additional members for the General Assembly and the development of four working groups: a Legislative Assistance Working Group; an International Advocacy Working Group; a Communications and Learning Working Group and an Ancestral Knowledge Working Group are foundational components being defined. The launch of the website adds a foundational building block for expanding the Alliance and its impact.
Founding members of the Alliance have been major leaders in promoting of Rights of Nature for much of the last decade. A number of their essays are being released in a compelling new book The Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth also by Earth Day 2011. Wild Law, A Manifesto for Earth Justice by Cormac Cullinan has played a pivotal role in reshaping global thinking around Rights of Nature since its initial release in 2002. An updated second addition is also being released this week. Combined book launch events including panel discussions with selected authors are planned for New York City, April 20 and San Francisco, April 27. Read more about this compelling books at http://therightsofnature.org/category/books-and-articles/.
Visit http://www.TheRightsofNature.org now and learn how you can make a difference for Rights of Nature.
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