Introducing the Rights of Nature Folk Opera

The other day, we had a pleasure to sit with Nelson Denman, the creator of the Rights of Nature Folk Opera.  Below are some highlights from our conversation. Support the Rights of Nature Folk Opera project at IndieGoGo! 1. Why is rights of nature legislation so important? The Rights of Nature Legislation gives legal backing to communities and nations that are …

Changing the Climate Debate: BP Case Study

The other day, I met Cormac Cullinan, a lawyer from Cape Town, South Africa who wrote Wild Law: a Manifesto for Earth Justice in 2002. I picked up the second edition of Wild Law at Global Exchange’s release party for their new book, The Rights of Nature.  Both books assert the need for a legal framework that would allow us …

Nature Speaks at the United Nations

For the first time, on April 21st, the voice of nature was heard on the Floor of the United Nations as reported in a Global Exchange blog post: Nature had a voice at the United Nations in a first of its kind dialogue about what it will take to live in harmony with nature, and what role the United Nations …