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A Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature

Advocating for the Rights of Nature

A global campaign calling forth the universal acceptance of the rights of nature … Its time has come! The Rights of Mother Earth is a movement for the acceptance and implementation by all Nations of The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth at the Earth Summit 2012 in Brazil.

How can we separate the way we treat our planet from how we treat each other? And yet throughout history, through our legal systems we do just that. Individuals, and even corporations, have standing, have recognized rights before the law, whereas nature, trees, forests, oceans, animals, ecosystems, do not.

This is not about taking a stand for our environment. This is about taking a stand for all life.

We are deeply connected with each other and with all elements of the natural world. It is time to come together as a human community, to recognize and protect the rights of nature. At its core, our survival on this planet is dependent on the natural world around us.

Action Request

Would you join us, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature Youth Initiative, and write a letter to your President or Prime Minister calling upon your country to formally recognize the rights of nature? Your voice matters!

Our letter writing campaign formally launches on Earth Day (April 22) 2011. Our vision is to send 1,000,000 letters, written by individuals like you, to world leaders, calling forth the worldwide acceptance and implementation of the Universal Declaration of The Rights of Mother Earth at the Earth Summit 2012/Rio+20 in Brazil.

Write your letters and make a difference for a healthy Planet Earth! Letters are being sent to Presidents, Prime Ministers and other world leaders from now on until the EarthSummit – Rio+20. You can download a letter template at: http://www.rightsofmotherearth.com/letter/. Also please send a copy of your letter by email to letters@RightsOfMotherEarth.com

The copies we receive will be delivered by a delegation of youth to the UN General Assembly at the Earth Summit/Rio+20 in June 2012.

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Organization: Rights of Mother Earth
Authors: Doris Ragettli and Robin Milam

Email
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 letters@RightsOfMotherEarth.com
Website: www.RightsOfMotherEarth.com

For more information on our EarthSummit/Rio+20 campaign visit: http://www.RightsOfMotherEarth.com.

For more information on our EarthSummit/Rio+20 campaign visit: http://www.RightsOfMotherEarth.com.

We are part of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature: http://www.TheRightsofNature.org.