Toolkit for Action in Your State

Every state in the U.S. should seek and secure a constitutional provision that provides the same level of environmental protection as Pennsylvania’s. Other states have constitutional provisions, but few are as strong as Pennsylvania’s — and many have none. This compendium includes all state constitutional provisions that have been identified as providing some mention of environmental rights, including identifying those states that have none.

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Author Interview with Maya

Take a deeper dive into The Green Amendment and Maya’s fight for our right to a healthy environment. Maya answers questions like what inspired her to make environmental rights her personal mission and what to do when opposition to protecting our natural spaces seems insurmountable. Readers from activists to book club leaders and from students to environmental attorneys will enjoy this personal look behind the book.

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The Student’s Guide to The Green Amendment

This free book for high school and college level students will help them better understand and explore the legal and environmental concepts discussed in The Green Amendment. The Student’s Guide includes: writing prompts, discussion questions, project ideas, suggestions for further reading and research, and group and individual activities, such as exploring case studies through role play.

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The Teacher’s Guide to The Green Amendment

Used in partnership with the Student’s Guide, the Teacher’s Guide provides educators with a roadmap to leading a class exploration of the ideas presented in The Green Amendment. With chapter summaries, discussion prompts, lesson plans, and tips for learning more about the environmental laws and problems in your community, the Teacher’s Guide will help educators incorporate The Green Amendment as part of their course curriculum or as an independent project. Written with teachers of civics and environmental science in mind, this resource is also valuable for community groups and other organizations who wish to use the book in their work.

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People’s Action Guide

Ready to work toward a green amendment in your state? Maya and the members of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network have put together a starter kit for inspired activists to help them defend our natural spaces and the humans and animals who depend on them. In the People’s Action Guide you'll find letter templates, event ideas, lists of partner organizations, sign slogans, and more. Stop the rollback of environmental protections and join the movement for a green amendment!

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