Children’s Environmental Bill of Rights

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A webinar on the Children’s Environmental Bill of Rights, featuring three experts – CDER’s Thomas Linzey, Dr. Bruce Lanphear, and Kim Konte!

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

2:00pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific

More time zones below.

Join us on June 24 for our webinar on the Children’s Environmental Bill of Rights.

The Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (CDER) is partnering with Non-Toxic Neighborhoods (NTN) to launch a campaign to protect the health and well-being of children. The campaign is focused on working with communities across the United States to advance a model ordinance, the “Children’s Environmental Bill of Rights.”

This webinar will examine threats to the well-being of children, and how people and communities across the U.S. can adopt local laws which protect the environmental rights of children and prohibit the violation of those rights.

The webinar will feature three experts – CDER’s Thomas Linzey, Dr. Bruce Lanphear, and Kim Konte, founder of the ground-breaking organization Non-Toxic Neighborhoods.

Kim Konte is the founder of the national non-profit Non-Toxic Neighborhoods (NTN), and a Director of Jane Goodall’s youth service program. In 2015, Kim helped launch a campaign to raise awareness to protect children from pesticide use in her home town of Irvine, California. She worked with city staff to adopt a historic organically-driven landscaping policy in 2016. Kim has since assisted over 200 cities, counties, and school districts to ban glyphosate and advance organic and regenerative land management policies and legislation.

Dr. Lanphear, an advisor to NTN, is a Clinician Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital, and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is focused on helping to quantify and ultimately prevent disease and disability – like asthma, learning problems and ADHD – due to exposures to environmental contaminants and pollutants.

Thomas Linzey is Senior Legal Counsel at the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights. He wrote the first municipal laws recognizing the legal rights of communities and nature, and has worked with hundreds of communities across the U.S. to advance the rights of people and the environment.

This event is free and will be held on Zoom.

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Time Zones:

Honolulu - 8:00am HST

Los Angeles - 11:00am Pacific

New York/Quito - 2:00pm Eastern

London - 19:00pm BST

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Organizer of Children’s Environmental Bill of Rights

At CDER, we are building a global movement for democratic and environmental rights.

As we face overlapping environmental crises — from climate change, to accelerating species extinction rates, to ecosystem collapse — it is clear that we need to make a fundamental shift in how we govern ourselves toward nature. This is essential to protect human communities and the natural communities upon which we all depend.

Our founders have worked with the first places in the world to establish legal rights of nature. Today, we are working with grassroots, tribal, and NGO partners and governments across the globe to develop, implement, and enforce Rights of Nature laws.

We provide direct support for organizations & governments around the world.

We work with governments, tribal nations, indigenous communities, civil society, and grassroots activists to protect the human right to a healthy environment and establish the rights of the environment itself – the rights of nature. This means securing the highest level of legal protection for humans and nature through the recognition of legal rights.

Join us in this movement.

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