Earth Day has come and gone, but environmental issues remain a concern in both state politics and Washington. And advocates have been working to get constitutional level protection for environmental rights in New York’s state constitution. Earlier this week, Liz sat down with Delaware Riverkeeper Maya Van Rossum to talk about how a constitutional amendment could change the conversation.
Maya van Rossum will be featured at the next talk, which takes place at the Valley Green Inn on Tuesday, May 15. The event is hosted by Friends of the Wissahickon.
Grid Magazine interviews Maya van Rossum on her motivations behind writing The Green Amendment. She discusses how the many small environmental disasters & battles playing out in small towns and communities around the Delaware region are indicative of a broader issue-- that the system is designed to benefit the rich at the expense of the middle and lower class. She emphasizes the importance looking to each other for inspiration and joining together in the fight to preserve the environment.
The Mamakating Library will host a book signing and discussion with Maya van Rossum, author and executive director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, at 4 p.m. on March 17.
The event will also feature Maya van Rossum as the keynote speaker.
Maya K. van Rossum, author of "The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to A Healthy Environment," will discuss the proposal on March 7.
Environmentalist and Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya K. Van Rossum discusses her new book The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to A Healthy Environment on WNYC Midday with Jami Floyd. Van Rossum argues that our environmental laws have been designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. She lays out a new agenda for environmental advocacy that looks to empower citizens and protect our right to clean air and water.
KJZZ radio in Arizona interviews Maya van Rossum on the mission to pass Green Amendments across America.
A special event will be held at the Rebovich Institute at Rider University featuring guest speaker Maya van Rossum. This discussion session will detail the effort required to pass an environmental rights amendment in the state of New Jersey.
Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments that guarantee a safe and healthy environment.
Portland, OR – Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), will speak about the “Green Amendment” movement at the Northwest Environmental Defense Center of Lewis & Clark Law School on February 14 at noon.
When the crafters of the Declaration of Independence affirmed “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as inalienable rights, they could not have known that private industry practices like fracking would one day pose grave dangers to the holders of those rights...
Boulder, CO – Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, will hold a talk and signing about her book The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment on January 31 at Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado.
Environmental activist and lawyer Maya K. van Rossum comes to Boulder to discuss how to states can pass 'green' amendments
A detailed look at how Florida's Proposal 23 could change a state that's facing environmental threats from all directions
Plainsboro Township, NJ – Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeper Network (DRN), gave the keynote speech at the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education Winter Conference on January 19.
A brief talk about Green Amendments at a book signing event at Classics Books & Gifts in Trenton, NJ
In her book "The Green Amendment," Maya van Rossum presents a bold new idea.
Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya van Rossum, announce plans to introduce bill into the legislature that would guarantee clean water and clean air in the state of New Jersey
When it comes to protecting the environment, our existing laws have failed us. So says environmental activist Maya van Rossum. In her new book, The Green Amendment, she says existing laws don't ban pollution or development. She writes, "Industries are perfectly able to pollute the air and water not in spite of, but because of, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act – they simply need the right permits to do so."
Listen to Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the only citizen action organization that works the entire length and breadth of the Delaware River and its watershed, speaking and working for both its protection and its restoration — in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.
Maya van Rossum chats with Marjorie Alexander on A Sustainable Mind podcast
A new bill is being introduced in New Jersey to protect the environmental rights of its citizens
It’s a book that’s been called the “next Silent Spring” by actor and clean water activist Mark Ruffalo — The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, written by environmental activist Maya K. van Rossum and published by Disruption Books on Nov. 14.
Radnor >> Life-long Radnor resident Maya van Rossum has penned her first book, “The Green Amendment,” which will debut on Nov. 14 at Main Point Books in Wayne. There will be a book launch and signing at 7 p.m.
Tom is joined by Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment, for a lively discussion about her new book and the movement we need to secure our right to clean air, pure water, and a healthy environment. The conversation begins at the 20 minute mark.
A study published online October 25, 2017, provides a detailed and scary new analysis of the devastating impacts pollution emanating from unconventional oil and gas development, including fracking for gas from shale, is having on the health and development of our nation’s children.
In the NY times article “Corporations Have Rights. Why Shouldn’t Rivers?” we learn about a recently filed lawsuit in which a judge is being asked to recognize the Colorado River as a person. This lawsuit is testing an important legal theory — giving rights to nature — similar to Ecuador’s model. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to grant protections to nature. Through its constitution, Ecuador vests nature with the right to exist and flourish.
As much as we want to work with our government and hope they have our best intentions at heart, many politicians have become entrenched in the world of big business and care more about the green in their wallet than the green on the planet. By learning how we can implement this kind of right into the constitution of each state, we are giving power back to the people.