“Hearing Nature’s Voice” to Explore the Transition to Ecocentrism – Monday, September 18

Hearing Nature’s Voice: Perspectives from Law, Ethics, Business and Science
Monday, September 18, 2023 | 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, New York City

How can the world transition from anthropocentrism to ecocentrism? Join us on Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m. at Union Theological Seminary in New York for “Hearing Nature’s Voice,” a discussion of why humans must shift away from their extractive and destructive dispositions towards nature.

Using modalities such as rights of nature, rights of future generations, earth ethics and nature-based governance, the conversation will explore how to help facilitate this transition so that we can combat climate change, biodiversity loss, and other forms of massive environmental degradation, as well as the human rights violations that go with them. The “co-violations” of human rights and nature’s rights necessitate new legal structures to provide governance and protection to nature and its guardians.

From upper left: Natalia Greene, Nathan Lujan, Gopal Patel, Alexandra Pimor, SD Smith, Karenna Gore and Grant Wilson.

Panelists scheduled to speak include Natalia Greene (Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature), Nathan Lujan (Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto), Gopal Patel (Center for Earth Ethics), Alexandra Pimor (Earth Law Center), and SD Smith (advisor to Ramapough Munsee Nation). CEE Executive Director Karenna Gore and ELC Executive Director Grant Wilson will introduce and moderate the program.

This event, held in conjunction with Climate Week NYC, is co-sponsored by the Center for Earth Ethics, the Earth Law Center and the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN).

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

RSVP at http://tiny.cc/naturesvoice.