How do I get started?

As with any rights-based movement, the process begins at the grassroots level. Community groups, nature advocates and concerned citizens alike can present resolutions, draft ordinances or introduce bills-of-rights to have them heard in a public forum and voted on by governing bodies. Crafting legalese can be daunting. Fortunately, there are some exceptional organizations doing great work to help people like you with your cause; 
 
Sacred Water Sacred Land has been advocating for environmental causes in Wisconsin for years and is coordinating a campaign to propel an emergent Nature’s Rights movement forward in cities, towns and rural communities throughout Wisconsin... and beyond. We’re happy to field an exploratory conversation about your cause. 608-632-2216 Facebook
 
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund assists communities in developing first-in-the-nation, groundbreaking laws to protect worker, environmental, and democratic rights, and rights of nature. CELDF provides free and low-cost legal services, grassroots organizing, and education to communities, states and countries, helping them assert community and nature’s rights in the face of injustice. 717-498-0054 Facebook
 
Wisconsin Green Party believes that Ecological Wisdom has a direct effect on quality of life. The public trust doctrine, which holds that public land and other natural resources are held in trust and used for the common good, must be enforced. In 2018, the Wisconsin Green Party added Rights of Nature to their official platform. 608-358-2940 Facebook
 
Earth Law Center holds that just as people have fundamental rights, so too should nature. Earth Law is the idea that ecosystems have the right to exist, thrive, and evolve — and that nature should be able to defend its rights in court. Earth Law Center creates new laws that recognize rights of nature. They partner with local groups and indigenous organizations around the world. 646-833-8521 Facebook
 
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