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Riverkeeper Webinar Explores the Rights of Nature Movement

On March 12, CEE Executive Director Karenna Gore, Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights and attorney Steven “Owl” Smith of the Ramapo Munsee Nation headlined a thought-provoking discussion, “Rights of Nature: From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism.” “There is a counter-balance that is substantial enough to make a difference, and it is a shift to ecocentrism,” said Gore as she opened the program. This online discussion was organized by Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Hudson River in New York. The webinar delved into the urgent need to recognize the rights of nature, challenging

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Climate Week NYC 2023: A New Vision

Every September since 2009, Climate Week NYC has coincided with the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The General Assembly meets to discuss and strategize around the world’s most pressing issues, all of which have an ecological dimension. Outside the UN Headquarters, organizations all over the world host events focusing the international community on climate.  At the Center for Earth Ethics, Climate Week is an important opportunity to host meaningful conversations that elevate ecological consciousness and earth ethics while uplifting the work of frontline communities and climate-vulnerable communities. This year, CEE hosted and supported a group of wonderful events that

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Sacred Work, Local and Global: A Reflection on the Waterfall Unity Festival

The Waterfall House sits on a sloping hill in New York’s Catskills flanked by a forest that Mohawk (“Kanien’kehá:ka”) and other , Haudenosaunee peoples tended for millennia. The Cayga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onodaga, Seneca and Tuscarora make up the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, commonly referred to historically as the Iroquois by outsiders. The house is a large, welcoming farm-style building with massive windows and an old soul. The grounds spill around the land to the setting for the Waterfall Unity Festival, held at the end of July. In this space, the Waterfall Unity Alliance has been working to restore

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