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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.:email@example.com; (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 are working diligently and passionately in support of Amendment 1 on the November 2014 ballot. More than 960,000 voters signed petitions to place The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the ballot. Learn more about Amendment 1 at VoteYeson1FL.org.
CEJ Events & Presentations
Save the Dates!
Fall Field Trip
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Myth & Magic of Florida Springs
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Spring Field Trip
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Building an Earth Democracy: Protecting the Rights of Mother Earth & Humanity
February 2-6, 2015
Doon Valley, Dehradun, India
Join Dr. Vandana Shiva, PhD, Dr. Mira Shiva, MD, and Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, JD for a residential workshop at Navdanya's Earth University to examine the Rights of Mother Earth, and the customs and laws that protect all inhabitants' rights of exist, regenerate, and thrive.
Contact: Dr. Vinod Bhatt - vinod (at) navdanya.net or Patricia Siemen - psiemen (at) barry.edu
Discover more at Navdanya.org.
Other EventsUp the River Downtown
Saturday, August 23, 2014
A 10K open water swim, kayak flotilla, and bicycle ride focused on the St. Johns River, hosted by JumpingFish.
Contact: Info (at) JumpingFish.net
or (904) 673-4549
Learn more at JumpingFish.net.
Choosing our Legacy: Understanding Amendment 1
Thursday, August 28, 2014
6 p.m. - Music by The Ashley Gang
6:30 p.m. - Program
Gleason Performing Arts Center - FIT
Learn how Amendment 1 can protect rivers, lakes and streams, restore natural treasure, and preserve our beaches and shores. Speakers include former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham, environmental attorney Clay Henderson, and local business owner and 5th generation Floridian Laurilee Thompson. Hosted by Preserve Brevard.
Discover more and register for this FREE event at Choosing our Legacy.
3rd Annual Adena Protest Flotilla & Benefit
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Ocala Boat Club at Ray Wayside Park
Silver Springs, FL
The Water Protection Fund hosts a downstream paddle/float from Silver Springs to the park for an afternoon of live music, games, food and solidarity. Flotilla launches at 1 p.m. from Silver Springs State Park.
Contact: ahlers.karen (at) gmail.com
or (352) 546-3560
More info available at Water-First.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.
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