Sunday, June 29, 2008

Indiana chapter co-sponsors rights-based ordinance workshop with Tom Linzey

On May 1, the Indiana AfD chapter co-sponsored a day-long workshop on “Rebuilding Democracy,” with speaker Tom Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. The workshop explored the implications of “rights of nature” ordinances, reframing the problem of pollution and unwanted development from a regulatory matter to an issue of democracy. The workshop closed with a brainstorming session to begin the strategic process for action, focusing on issues in Indiana and what participants can do about them. Other event co-sponsors were Sustainable Earth, Earth Charter Indiana and NUVO Newsweekly.

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