A Green Constitutional Amendment

A Green Constitutional Amendment

By Stephanie Seferian

There may indeed be a singular solution that addresses environmental racism, the climate crisis, pollution, and withering US ecosystems simultaneously. That solution? Green Amendments. Constitutions are the people's documents. Although getting environmental rights included may indeed be ... well, difficult, advocates argue it's possible. In fact, it's already being done. Today attorney and environmental activist Maya van Rossum empowers us to mobilize for constitutional change that will protect our right to a healthful climate once and for all.   Here's a preview: [3:30] Held v. Montana's landmark win: Breaking down its implications in laymen's terms [9:30] If environmental rights are indeed human rights, why didn't our founding fathers include them in the US Constitution? [12:30] How legislative remedies (ahem ... The Clean Air Act, The Safe Drinking Water Act) legalize pollution and harm [25:00] The power lies in grassroots organization. Join us!   Resources Mentioned/Further Reading: How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement by Fredrik deBoer The Green Amendment: The People's Fight for a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environment by Maya van Possum Green Amendments For The Generations This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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