The Story of Pennsylvania's Article 1 Section 27 and the Promise of the Green Amendment
In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces. But there is a hopeful solution that could change future of environmentalism—bypass the laws that are currently failing us and turn to the ultimate authority instead: our state and federal constitutions.
In this very special event, Gettysburg College welcomes for their Environmental Studies Annual Lecture, former Deputy Attorney General and Pennsylvania State House Representative, Franklin Kury and Maya van Rossum, founder and leader of the Green Amendment Movement, for an in depth look at the history of Pennsylvania's very own Environmental Rights Amendment, its status in today's context, and its future in every state across America.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies, EPACC, the Eisenhower Institute, the Department of Public Policy, and the Department of Political Science of Gettysburg College.
This event is OPEN to the public.[...]
In this very special live interview, Sustainability Now talks to Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper, and Founder and Leader of the Green Amendment Movement about the ongoing struggle to protect the environment and a new strategy to give people the upper hand over polluters and solidify strong legal protections for our right to clean air and clean water.[...]
Veteran environmentalist and original petitioner and leader of the Green Amendment movement, Maya van Rossum will be speaking at the Aberdeen Town Council Meeting about Green Amendments with a Q&A discussion.[...]
1,200 American Eels were released into the Pickering Creek earlier today as part of an effort to reduce the impact of invasive crayfish in the stream. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and United States Geologic Survey are partners in the effort to bring the migratory fish back to the Pickering. Eels play an important role in the health of streams.