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The Rights of Nature in a Wellbeing Society

Apr 28

When we think about what is necessary to create and sustain societies grounded in wellbeing, respect for the rights of everything in our natural world is crucial. But how do we define the “rights” of nature? And what does it look like to uphold these rights in practice, especially in a world that has placed capitalistic values largely at the center of its decision-making and law-making processes?
On Wednesday, April 28th at 9:00am PST / 12 pm EST, in the latest installment of the EcoCiv Dialogues on Global Systems Change series, join the Institute for Ecological Civilization and YES! Magazine for a discussion with leaders who have been redefining what it means to establish and protect the rights of nature for the sake of all living things on our planet. Click the button below to register!


  • Melissa Troutman – Co-director, The Invisible Hand
  • Mona Polacca – Chair, International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers/ CEE Original Caretakers Senior Fellow
  • Hermann E. Ott – Founder and Managing Director, Germany Office for ClientEarth
  • Joe Bowersox III – Dempsey Endowed Chair of Environmental Politics and Law in the Department of Environmental Science, Willamette University

Moderator: Wm. Andrew Schwartz – Vice President, EcoCiv


Apr 28




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