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.
- CELDF Online Democracy School 2022On October 15, 16 and 22, 23 at 10 am-12:30 pm, Snohomish County Community Rights (SCCR) will host the 4-day Online Democracy School by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating virtual course that teaches residents and activists an empowering new approach about how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single-issue work – such as banning pesticides, halting overdevelopment, protecting water and watersheds, and addressing climate change – in a way that we can confront corporate control and government interference on a powerful front: the people’s right of local self-governance and Nature’s rights. Educating yourself and your community is one of the most powerful steps toward change you can make. Your active support and engagement are critical and greatly appreciated. A brighter, healthier future for yourself, your children, community and the Earth depend on your active efforts.
- Rights-of-Nature (RON) Movie Viewing and Discussion in EdmondsOn September 16 at 7 pm, please join Edmonds Community Rights (ECR) for the RON-Movie Viewing and Discussion. We will focus on a concept of Rights of Nature, where it came from, current status, highlights, future developments and a close connection between Rights of Nature (RON) and Community Rights (CR). Your voice is important to us. Please bring your questions and concern
- Community Rights Workshop by CELDFOn August 25 at 7 pm, Gold Bar Community Rights (GBCR) will host an online workshop by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) “Community Rights: Why and How Communities Building Democracy”.
- Rights of Nature Webinar by CELDF on Ecuador“This past November, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of the Los Cedros Cloud Forest ecosystem and local communities’ rights over the rights of a foreign mining corporation. Truly a seminal case for legal rights of nature, the court addressed the regulatory permitting process, the precautionary principle, biodiversity, community input into the decision-making process, and how human rights to clean water and a healthy environment are completely tied to the rights of the ecosystem and nature.”
- Legal Rights for Ecosystems Workshop and VideoRights of Nature (RON) is a simple concept and dates at least half a century back. Including in local and national legislations the legal right to exist, flourish and regenerate is a foundation for protection of ecosystems – such as the Salish Sea and its watershed – from abuse, unlimited extraction, destruction, toxic contamination and extinction. Human communities are parts of ecosystems. Healthier ecosystems mean healthier communities.