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We are working on healthier communities, watersheds and ecosystems of the Snohomish County, on improving our safety and quality of life, and on community and nature rights.

  • Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rules
    Ecuador’s highest court has ruled that plans to mine for copper and gold in a protected cloud forest are unconstitutional and violate the rights of nature. In a landmark ruling, the constitutional court of Ecuador decided that mining permits issued in Los Cedros, a protected area in the north-west of the country, would harm the biodiversity of the forest, which is home to spectacled bears, endangered frogs, dozens of rare orchid species and the brown-headed spider monkey, one of the world’s rarest primates.
  • Environmental Grief, Ecocide and the Rights of Nature
    On November 12, 6 pm at the SCCR quarterly meeting, Dr. Kriss Kevorkian will have a presentation “Environmental Grief, Ecocide and the Rights of Nature”. Dr. Kevorkian will discuss how her research in environmental grief led her to discover the healing that comes with taking action to save our Mother. This unique form of grief is as much a paradigm shift in mental health as the rights of Nature are in the law.
  • Virtual Democracy School by CELDF in October 2021
    On October 9, 10 and 16, 17 at 10 am-12:30 pm, Snohomish County Community Rights (SCCR) will host the Virtual Democracy School by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).
  • September 9 at 6:30 pm, Preemption Workshop by CELDF
    On Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 pm, please join us for a workshop by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) “Preemption as a Lethal Weapon: How Corporations and Government are Deliberately Destroying Communities and Nature”. We will record and broadcast this event on Facebook Live.
  • Once Again Industry and Government Failed Ethics
    Ethics – moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. (Oxford Languages) Morality – principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. (Oxford Languages)
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