Building a Global Force of Advocates for the Rights of Nature
We work to transform the law to recognize and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve. Through this work, we envision a future in which humans and nature flourish together.
Join us in fighting for nature's rights.
"Darlene Lee is a visionary leader with an outstanding track record of success in building world class teams and growing businesses in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the United States. With Ms. Lee at the helm, ELC will become a major force in shifting the legal system to include nature’s rights.”
ELC has created an initiative to present to the UN Ocean Conference and to be attached to a subsequent voluntary commitment to support SDG 14. This initiative requests UN Ocean Conference members support the incorporation of the inherent rights of the ocean into the "Call for Action." To sign on in support, please email name, organization/affiliation, location and logo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving forward in our social evolution as a species calls for a paradigm shift. As environmental law firms struggle to gain traction for their causes, it becomes more and more apparent what we need are not just changed laws, but changed assumptions.
A town in Pennsylvania is advocating for better environmental policy... by fighting for nature's rights! "Until the rightless thing receives its rights, we cannot see it as anything but a thing for the use of 'us'." - Christopher Stone
Human rights are directly linked to environmental rights. Environmental distress tends to first harm marginalized or vulnerable groups, such as children. The fight for environmental rights is the fight for human rights.
Protecting the environment has far reaching and vital impacts. "We cannot protect our own rights without recognizing that our rights depend on safeguarding the rights of Earth." - Linda Sheehan of Center for Humans and Nature.
Learn about the partners and success stories in the rights of nature movement across the globe