Date & Time
Date: Saturday, December 12th, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee with Member Discount: $5, Free to LBIF Members & “Friends of the Foundation”
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December 12: The Green Amendment – Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment
Presenter: Maya Van Rossum
For decades, communities have relied on Federal and State laws to ensure protection of a clean environment. And for decades, while achieving some important successes in environmental protection, overall the health of our environment for present and future generations has continued to degrade from a growing number of sources. As a result, people feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and natural spaces.
This talk will seek to discuss and inspire a new tool for environmental preservation, one that will provide a new way of thinking about, and pursuing, environmental protection from a policy as well as a legal perspective. We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to focus on how to truly secure that right for our own sake and that of future generations
**Note: Members & Friends should contact LBIF for the free admission promo code
Maya K. van Rossum is the Founder of Green Amendments For the Generations, a grassroots non-profit organization inspiring a nationwide movement to secure constitutional recognition and protection of environmental rights in every state and ultimately at the federal level. van Rossum is also the Delaware Riverkeeper, leading the watershed based advocacy organization, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, for 26 years in its efforts to protect the health of the Delaware River and its tributaries. She was named in 2020 as a River Hero by River Network, in 2019 as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100, and One Of The “10 Most Influential People of 2015” When It Comes to Energy Issues by SNL Energy.
She is author of, The Green Amendment, Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment which was selected as the 2018 Living Now Evergreen Awards GOLDWinner in the Nature Conservation category.