We all depend upon clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment to support and sustain our lives. Doesn’t it seem appropriate that they should be protected with the same legal strength that we protect the other rights we hold dear? Most state constitutions do not recognize and protect our inalienable right to a clean and healthy environment. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Montana, recognize and protect their states natural resources with a bill of rights in their states constitution. Constitutional provisions recognize every person’s right to protect their state’s natural resources.
Join us Tuesday, June 4th at Eichardt’s Pub and Grill from 5:30-7pm as we welcome Maya K. van Rossum a veteran environmentalist and Delaware Riverkeeper to Sandpoint. In her new book, The Green Amendment, she lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will empower people, level the playing field, and provide real hope for communities everywhere. The book provides a logical framework for change--changing the 50 states' and the federal constitution to include the right to clean air and water for all citizens.
"The Green Amendment asks us to imagine a world in which the right to pure water and healthy air exist on par with due process and free speech--and then shows us how to make it so."
--Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., author of LIVING DOWNSTREAM and RAISING ELIJAH
This talk will seek to discuss and inspire a new tool for environmental preservation and protection from a policy as well as a legal perspective. We all have the right to a healthy environment and this talk will focus on how to secure that right for our own sake and that of future generations. This event is free and open to the public.