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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. Now available; $5
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.
- 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.
Koons, Judith, “Earth Jurisprudence: The Moral Value of Nature,” 25 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 263 (2008)
Koons, Judith,” 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
“Nature Needs a Lawyer,” an article about CEJ Director Pat Siemen by Jennifer Szweda
Patrick Tolan,“Ecocentric Perspectives on Global Warming: Toward an Earth Jurisprudence,” Global Studies Journal, Volume 1 ,Issue 4, pp.39 – 50.
“Sued by the forest – Should nature be able to take you to court?” by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, 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.
Florida’s Water and Land LegacyCongratulations to all who worked so diligently and passionately to collect the signatures required to place dedicated funding for conservation land acquisition on the ballot in 2014. More than 960,000 voters signed in support of this measure! Learn more about this initiative at Florida's Water and Land Legacy.org.
CEJ Events & PresentationsMore coming soon!
Other EventsWater Blues/Green Solutions
St. Johns Riverkeeper & partners
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Locally premiering a new documentary film about communities working with nature to solve their water problems, followed by a panel discussion.
Learn more at StJohnsRiverkeeper.org.
Marion County Springs Festival
Florida Springs Institute & partners
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Silver Springs State Park
Silver Springs, FL
Exhibits, vendors, music, food, kids programs and more, surrounded by Florida’s first attraction, the historic and magical Silver Springs.
Contact: (352) 236-7148
More info at FloridaSpringsInstitute.org.
Growing Native Annual Conference
Florida Native Plant Society
May 15-18, 2014
Florida Gulf Coast University
Ft. Myers, FL
Field trips, speakers, education, socials, and a plant sale, all featuring the intriguing world of native plants.
Find out more at FNPS.org.
River City EcoFest
River City Eco Foundation
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Outdoor Music/Eco Festival & River Race with workshops, clinics, outdoor recreation expo, a film festival, food, trucks and music.
Contact: (904) 502-7733
Get more info at RiverCityChallenge.org.
Finding the Fountains of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters
Ongoing through April 27, 2014
Rincon Gallery, South Florida Museum
Graphic designer Rick Kilby examines how Florida’s reputation for healing, restorative waters entered popular culture and created its tourist economy.
Contact: (941) 746-4131
Details at SouthFloridaMuseum.org.
Springs Eternal: Florida’s Fragile Fountains of Youth
Ongoing through May 30, 2014
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
R.A. Gray Building
Photographer John Moran’s images from the past and present create a then-and-now narrative of Florida's springs.
Contact: (850) 245-6470
Discover more at SpringsEternalProject.org.
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.
- Peacekeeping Budgets Equal Less Than Two Days of Military Spending April 22, 2014New Worldwatch Institute analysis examines trends in peacekeeping budgets Washington, D.C.—The approved budget for United Nations peacekeeping operations from July 2013 to June 2014 runs to $7.83 billion—$390 million higher than in the previous year. This is the third-highest budget since the record $8.26 billion spent in 2009–10. Despite some relatively m […]Supriya Kumar
- Peacekeeping Budgets Equal Less Than Two Days of Military Spending April 22, 2014