Rights of Nature — From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism, March 12

“Rights of Nature – From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism”
Tuesday, March 12 — 6 p.m.

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, you are invited to join CEE Executive Director Karenna Gore, Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic & Environmental Rights, and Steven “Owl” Smith of the Ramapo Munsee Nation as they discuss the “Rights of Nature – From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism” in an online discussion organized by Riverkeeper.

The “Rights of Nature” movement is focused on securing legal standing for natural entities such as rivers, forests, and whole ecosystems in a way that provides a necessary counterbalance to the legal doctrine of corporate personhood. It also encompasses a larger shift in mindset, away from viewing nature as merely property or resources for human use and toward viewing nature as having intrinsic value and agency.

This webinar will give an overview of the field, situate it in the context of Riverkeeper’s work, and give up-to-date information about jurisprudence and litigation on the national and international level.