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Earth jurisprudence promotes legal thinking and practice that extend ethical and legal consideration to all components of the natural world. Earth jurisprudence is rooted in recognizing humanity’s integral relationship with the natural world, preparing and motivating lawyers, policy makers and others to think about possible solutions to global and local ecological challenges and to act upon them. Through a variety of readings, publications and other resources that contribute to this emerging field of law and cultural shift, you are invited to explore how law and governance can be adjusted to meet human needs while protecting the needs of nonhuman inhabitants of the planet and respecting the requirements and the limits of nature itself.
As a way of grounding oneself and of developing a sense of one’s place in the web of life, the Center for Earth Jurisprudence encourages individuals to cultivate a relationship with nature. A genuine appreciation of the various members of the Earth community and their complex interconnections are a stimulus to creativity and to formulating imaginative and relevant approaches to law and governance. Contact local environmental and nature organizations, read about your bioregion, and – most importantly – get out into the natural world and observe nature’s magic directly. Find the area you most want to protect and take responsibility for its future viability.
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 & PresentationsHidden Springs Paddle
Saturday, October 4, 2014
(note new date)
Spend a morning kayaking on the Wekiva River with award-winning nature writer Bill Belleville and experience the waters and wildlife of one of Central Florida's treasures. RSVP required. Contact jmarsden (at) barry.edu for more information.
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 EventsMarjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida's Environment
Thursday, September 16, 2014
Preserve Brevard and Friends of the Carr Refuge present author Peggy Macdonald and her brand new biography of pioneering environmentalist Marjorie Harris Carr. Find out more and register for this FREE event at MarjorieCarr.EventBrite.
Save the Date!
Public Interest Environmental Conference
February 12-14, 2015
Details coming soon!
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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