This just in from our friends over at Sustainable Path:
WHO HAS THE RIGHT? expanding the rights of individuals, communities, and nature as a key strategy for sustainability
Much effort has been placed on establishing and enforcing environmental laws that define “safe” levels of toxic chemicals or require environmental disclosures for new development but do not, in the end, promote a healthy and sustainable world. Is this the most effective path to a better future? Given the past successes to expand human rights in achieving social progress, should we consider establishing the rights of people to an unpolluted body, the right to a healthy environment, the rights of local governments to prevent corporations from operating polluting or damaging businesses in their communities, and the rights of nature?
- Dr. Katherine Davies, Director of the Center for Creative Change, Antioch University
- Thomas Linzey Esq., Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Downstairs at Town Hall
Eighth and Seneca, Seattle
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Seminar: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Conversation: 8:30 to 9:00 pm
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