Originally posted on communityrightslanecounty.org :

Rights of Nature: Opinion V. Fact

Communities around the globe are crafting laws that change the legal status of natural communities from being property under the law to living entities with inalienable rights and legal standing. Residents possess the legal authority to enforce those rights on behalf of natural communities.  Gain a deeper understanding of these rights based ordinances being introduced and how the rights of nature are the legal underpinning to enforce the local laws to protect the health safety and welfare of all.

With panelists…

Kai Huschke of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Ann Kneeland of Community Rights Lane County and legal council
Stacey Mclaughlin of Douglas County Townsfolk for Community Rights
Cliff Wilmeng of Colorado Community Rights Network