Nature Given Constitutional Rights in Ecuador (taken from mostly water)

This is pretty cool. It warms me heart, it does. Oh, and you should just check out mostly water in general if you are interested in more grassroots and activist news, offering different perspectives from what you normally hear in more mainstream forms of media.

Ecuador Constitutional Assembly Votes to Approve Rights of Nature In New Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2008

On July 7, 2008, the Ecuador Constitutional Assembly – composed of one hundred and thirty (130) delegates elected countrywide to rewrite the country’s Constitution – voted to approve articles for the new constitution recognizing rights for nature and ecosystems.

“If adopted in the final constitution by the people, Ecuador would become the first country in the world to codify a new system of environmental protection based on rights,” stated Thomas Linzey, Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.

Get the full press release here.

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