International free trade groups strive to increase global prosperity, but can they do so without perpetuating environmental exploitation and degradation?
Serbia's biodiversity, ecosystems and human communities face a host of environmental threats. That's why Earth Law Center and Earth Thrive have launched a campaign to establish rights for nature in Serbia.
Light pollution impacts human and wildlife health around the world. Urban governments can enact legislation that curbs light pollution according to Earth Law principles and practices.
An Earth Law approach to protect ecosystems and human communities of the Southern Borderlands - a look at the environmental impacts of a wall built on the southern border of the US.
A discussion of environmental ethics and the legacy of Rachel Carson, author of the seminal book Silent Spring and a powerful force in the conservation movement.
Janice Cox of World Animal Net (WAN) discusses the connections between the degradation of nature and animal exploitation and abuse in our society. She calls for a shift towards Earth Jurisprudence, prioritizing and protecting the natural world.
First law textbook on legal movement to establish rights for nature from Earth Law Center. The textbook will be available for university courses and elsewhere. The goal is to train the next generation of rights of nature experts.
The Rights of Nature movement... is still relatively young, and its proponents are still actively involved in debates about how to best articulate its conceptual framework.
Medicine Bow National Forest, near ELC's new regional office in Boulder, CO
Earth Law recognizes the worldviews of many indigenous cultures and applies it to legal systems.
ELC partners with the UN Harmony with Nature to advance a paradigm shift to recognize rights of nature.
Student activism captures media attention, prompting the public to respond to causes. It can shift the paradigm on climate change and policies that are detrimental to the environment.
Despite increased efforts to protect the environment, the destruction continues. To restore balance, nature needs legal rights too. In some places it is already happening.
"Now, the world at large seems to be rediscovering indigenous wisdom by coming around to the idea that humans are part of a complex whole – not outside and independent of it."