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Monographs & Articles
Mary Munson, J.D., and Gloria L. Schaab, Ph.D., The Intrinsic Value of Nature, the first in the Center for Earth Jurisprudence monograph series, Resonances: Soundings from Law and Theology, Toward an Earth-Centered Jurisprudence.
Barry Law Review, issue dedicated to Earth jurisprudence, Fall, 2008. Subscriptions are $13.00 per issue ($26.00 annually) and are renewed automatically unless a cancellation request is received by the Editor-in-Chief at the editorial offices of the Barry Law Review, Barry University School of Law, 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32807-3673. Back issues are available from William S. Hein & Co. Inc.:firstname.lastname@example.org; (800) 828-7571. Free copies of this issue only available from CEJ upon request.
- Sister Patricia Siemen, Earth Jurisprudence: Toward Law in Nature’s Balance, 11 Barry L. Rev. 1
- Cormac Cullinan,Do Humans Have Standing to Deny Trees Rights?, 11 Barry L. Rev. 11
- Joseph H. Guth, Cumulative Impacts: Death-Knell for Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Decisions, 11 Barry L. Rev. 23
- Donald M. Goldberg and Tracy Badua, Do People Have Standing? Indigenous Peoples, Global Warming, and Human Rights, 11 Barry L. Rev. 59
- Barbara E. Wall, Ph.D., Ethical Considerations for a New Jurisprudence: A Catholic Social Thought Perspective, 11 Barry L. Rev. 77
- Sarah Schwemin, What if We Could Sue the Hurricanes? The Necessity of Recognizing the Rights of Natural Entities, 11 Barry L. Rev. 95
- Glen Peter Ahlers, Sr., Earth Jurisprudence: A Pathfinder, 11 Barry L. Rev. 121
Herman Greene, Esq., What Is Earth Jurisprudence?, Center for Earth Jurisprudence, January 2007.
Joseph Guth, Law for the Ecological Age, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 9, 2008, 431.
Judith Koons, Earth Jurisprudence: The Moral Value of Nature, 25 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 263 (2008)
Judith Koons, Earth Jurisprudence: The Future of Law and The Planet, ABA: The Young Lawyer, July 2008
Mary Munson, CEJ legal director, editorial in The Miami Herald, November 24, 2008
Jennifer Szweda, Nature Needs a Lawyer, an article about CEJ Director Pat Siemen by Jennifer Szweda
Patricia Siemen, Cosmology and Earth Jurisprudence in Law and Governance: It Takes a Joker? (Nov. 9, 2014), http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/storage/Patricia_Siemen.pdf.
Patrick Tolan, Ecocentric Perspectives on Global Warming: Toward an Earth Jurisprudence, 1 Global Studies Journal 39.
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, Sued by the Forest: Should Nature Be Able to Take You to Court?, The Boston Globe (July 19, 2009). Featuring contributions by the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, the article reviews standing to represent nature directly in courts of law.
In March 2009, the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and the Gaia Foundation launched Wild Law – Is there any evidence of Earth jurisprudence in existing law and practice? The authors of the report, Begonia Filgueira and Ian Mason, studied laws across different legal systems (Europe, South Africa and Ethiopia, India, New Zealand and the United States) to discern where elements of Earth jurisprudence exist: i.e. Earth-centered governance, as opposed to homocentric governance; to what degree the legislation promotes the well-being and complex interactions and interdependence of all species and ecosystems; to what extent the legislation upholds community involvement, including such factors as access to information, participation in decision-making, access to justice, respect for traditional knowledge and community land rights. CEJ legal director Mary Munson authored the chapter on United States legislation, in which she examines the Earth jurisprudence content of the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the National Park Service Organic Act and the recent Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency.
Sr. Pat Siemen on Rights of Nature at TEDxJacksonville 2013View video full screen on YouTube.
CEJ Events & Presentations“Ethics, Faith & Water”
A program of “Water Voices”
On September 14, 2015, 7-9 p.m.
High Springs New Century Woman’s Club
40 NW First Avenue
High Springs, Florida 32643
Join us for the “Ethics, Faith, and Water: A Confluence,” a public conversation on water ethics for Florida. The event is the third session of the “Water Voices” series.
• Cynthia Barnett, an award-winning journalist and author of the water books “Mirage,” “Blue Revolution” and “Rain.”
• Lucinda (Lu) Faulkner Merritt, a writer who serves on the Ichetucknee Alliance Board of Directors, the steering committee of the Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration and the executive committee of the Florida Springs Council.
• Sister Patricia Siemen, Esq., a Dominican Sister and attorney who is the director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence at Barry University Law School in Orlando.
• Robert E. Ulanowicz, Ph.D., an ecosystems scientist who is a professor emeritus with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and courtesy professor with the University of Florida.
Visit the: ICHETUCKNEE ALLIANCE for more information.
Bioluminescence Field Trip
Saturday, September 12, 2015
6:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Location to be determined
Brevard County, FL
Barry Law students, faculty, staff, and their guests are invited to a guided kayak tour of the Indian River Lagoon to experience the wonder of bioluminescence.
Contact: Jane Marsden, email@example.com or (321) 206-5691, for more information and to reserve a place.
Other Events:River Ruckus
St. Johns Riverkeeper
Saturday, August 29, 2015 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Ave.
A family festival to raise a ruckus for the river and show Jacksonville the St. Johns River is more than a scenic view: it’s a recreational asset that should be respected, protected, and enjoyed.
Contact: Shannon for more information.
Wekiwa Field School - Open to the public!
Florida Springs Institute
Start 28 Aug 2015, 9:00 AM
End 30 Aug 2015, 4:00 PM
Location: Wekiwa Springs State Park Youth Camp
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712
The Florida Springs Field School is scheduled for three days of lectures and field trips. The Springs Field School will be held at the Wekiva Springs State Park Youth Camp facilities that include a lecture hall, dining hall, overnight cabins, and a swimming pool and conveniently located just north of Orlando, Florida. Field trips are tentatively planned to Wekiwa and Rock Springs.
Visit: Florida Springs Institute for more information.
Florida Wildflower Foundation's
2015 Wildflower Symposium
Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26
Location: Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Ave, Orlando FL 32803
Visit the Wildflower Symposium webpage for more information.
Native Rhythms Festival
Wickham Park Amphitheater
World Cultural Music and Environmental Arts and Crafts
Free Admission - Family Event
November 12 - 15, 2015
Thursday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Visit Native Rhythms Festivals for more information.
Learning to See Naturally ~ Nature Journaling WorkshopsVisit our nature journaling blog, Learning to See Naturally, for poems, photos, stories and other nature-inspired creative works from our workshop participants.
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