New Jersey Horseshoe Crab

NEW JERSEY GREEN AMENDMENT

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Environmental Justice Team, Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, NJ

April 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Environmental Justice Team of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, NJ is hosting GAFTG Founder Maya van Rossum for a presentation and Q&A on April 28th at 7:00pm EDT.

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. The truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution as much as, perhaps even more than, to prevent it. As a result, people feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and natural spaces. But there is a solution for achieving better, and much needed, protection of our environment: bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority—our state and federal constitutions.

Maya van Rossum lays out a new agenda for environmental advocacy that can empower every American state to mobilize for constitutional change, and New Jersey is poised to become the first state with a modern day Green Amendment.

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.

Zoom info to join:

https://zoom.us/j/94982151804?pwd=QkxOUVpXVExIdkNDc3M1cWVPTklTdz09

Meeting ID: 949 8215 1804

Passcode: 339267

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT