Webinar Series "Protecting Our Common Home"


The Center for Earth Jurisprudence is hosting a 3 part webinar series that began Jan 13th! This series explores emergent legal systems and cultural themes and addresses the intrinsic rights of nature and the international Earth laws movement. Topics include law and policy, ethics, principles of environmental sustainability, science, and spirituality.

FIRST WEBINAR was Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016: Highlights of Third International Tribunal on the Rights of Nature and the December 2015 Paris Climate Summit. CEJ's Director, Sr. Pat Siemen, traveled to Paris amidst COP21. There, she attended numerous gatherings, teachings, discussions, and the 2 day International Tribunal on the Rights of Nature. The first episode in this webinar series highlights the Tribunal and the 2015 Paris Climate Summit.

SECOND WEBINAR was Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016: Rights of Nature: What are They? The first half was led by Sr. Pat Siemen, lecturing on the history of the Rights of Nature movement and answering the question "what are rights of nature?"

The second half showcased Shannon Biggs from Movement Rights who addressed Community Rights.

THIRD WEBINAR: Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Florida Constitutional Revision Committee and a "Community Rights" Amendment Protecting Human and Ecological Health

This webinar featured Italo Lenta, Libby Comeaux, Esq., and Sr. Pat Siemen, discussing community rights and a constitutional amendment that protects our ecosystems.