Rights of Nature: Caloosahatchee Bill of Rights - What You Need to Know.

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Lakes Regional Library

15290 Bass Road

Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Learn how Rights Of Nature can Protect the Caloosahatchee River. Give it "Personhood" & Inalienable Rights. Coming for a VOTE in 2020

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Coming to Lee County for a Vote in November 2020 is the "Caloosahatchee Bills of Rights". This seminar will be hosted by Clean Water Now, Inc. and presented by a remarkable guest speaker Joseph Bonasia of Fort Myers. He has joined CWN to help educate Lee County on the workings of the Rights of Nature in addition to his work on Climate Change.

Come learn about the Benefits of Giving Rights to the River and bestowing the highest level of protections allowed by law. You have the Right to make it happen.

What do we mean when we say that nature has rights?

Under the current system of law in almost every country, nature is considered to be property. Considered "property", this confers upon the property owner the right to damage or destroy it. Thus, those who “own” wetlands, forestland, other ecosystems and natural communities, are largely permitted to use them however they wish, even if that includes destroying the health and well-being of nature.

When we talk about the Rights of Nature, it means recognizing that ecosystems and natural communities are not merely property that can be owned. Rather, Ecosystems are entities that have an Independent and Inalienable Right to Exist and Flourish.

Laws recognizing the Rights of Nature change the status of ecosystems and natural communities to being recognized as rights-bearing entities. As such, they have rights that can be enforced by people, governments, and communities on behalf of nature.

** More Frequently Ask Questions here:

Below watch the primer video with Mari Margil and Thomas Linzey, Esq. with Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund on Rights Of Nature Legal Frameworks around the World, Global Rights of Nature Summit, January 13 -16, 2014

Listen to this audio clip from NPR Radio station WGCU interview with Thomas Linzey, Esq. of along with Clean Water Now, Inc. Treasurer, Capt. Karl R. Deigert. Recorded live July 2019.

Clean Water Now, Inc. is a Florida registered nonprofit. This grassroots organization was formed to bring awareness and education about the global Rights of Nature Movement that is now active in Five Florida Counties. They have conducted several seminars on the subject and have captured the attention and support of many Lee County notable Environmental Advocacy organizations. This diversified group attended a two day workshop, hosted by CWN, in July 2019 with international attorney Thomas Linzey, Esq. of CELDF. These workshops proved informative and CWN has now built a dedicated team of Speakers to bring the information to Lee County citizens.

Clean Water Now, Inc. Wants to Meet with Your Lee County Groups and Organizations to bring the greatest level of awareness about the Rights of Nature, what it will mean for the Caloosahatchee River, what it means for restoring Home Rule and self governance, and how the citizens of Lee County will benefit. Being well informed, the citizens can then decide and choose to VOTE in November 2020 on this balloted initiative to protect the Caloosahatchee.

Email: to arrange a speaker for your group.

Look for upcoming events and current information on the Facebook: "Caloosahatchee Bill of Rights"

Donations* of Support for the educational efforts of Clean Water Now, Inc. can be mailed to: 4600 SUMMERLIN ROAD - C2495 FORT MYERS, FLORIDA 33919


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Topic: Rights of Nature: Caloosahatchee Bill of Rights - What You Need to Know

Time: Sep 16, 2019 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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