History is made and we are inspired deeper into our mission of creating the Peace Walk and spreading word about Rights for Nature. The movement is beginning and we are excited to be a part of it! Help us clean up our environment by giving rivers and bodies of water natural rights, it all starts with the water.
From the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund website, for full article visit:
Rights of Lake Erie Recognized in Historic Vote
Feb 27, 2019
Toledo, Ohio, voters make history, adopting a charter amendment that recognizes the rights of Lake Erie! This is the first rights-based law in the United States that specifically acknowledges the rights of a distinct ecosystem, securing the Lake’s rights to exist, flourish, and naturally evolve.
Since 2016, CELDF has partnered with Toledoans for Safe Water to recognize the rights of the Lake. This includes defending their democratic right to vote as numerous industry representatives and their allies have tried to block the Lake Erie Bill of Rights initiative from the ballot.
Toledo residents overcame those challenges, culminating in this extraordinary win for Lake Erie and surrounding communities and ecosystems.