Rights of Nature

Date(s) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022
6:30 pm


Rights of Nature Legislation will be the topic at the Sierra Club Niagara Group Environmental Series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. The meeting will be held virtually. 

Dr. Joe Stahlman, director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, will discuss the native view that the natural world is sacred and we are one element of that world.

Tish O’Dell, organizer with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will discuss their work on Rights of Nature laws.

Assemblyman Patrick Burke, D-142nd district, will discuss the Great Lakes Bill of Rights legislation he introduced in the NYS Assembly.

Rights of nature is a legal theory that describes inherent rights as associated with ecosystems and species, similar to the concept of fundamental human rights.