Bill would put right to clean environment on ballot with new constitutional amendment

A new bill is being introduced in New Jersey to protect the environmental rights of its citizens

Press of Atlantic City
December 4, 2017
The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley

Listen to Tim's interview with Maya van Rossum to discuss her new book The Green Amendment and the current state of environmental politics.

POTUS Politics, SiriusXM
November 16, 2017
In 'The Green Amendment,' Activist Maya K. Van Rossum Argues That A Healthy Environment Is An Inalienable Right

It’s a book that’s been called the “next Silent Spring” by actor and clean water activist Mark Ruffalo — The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, written by environmental activist Maya K. van Rossum and published by Disruption Books on Nov. 14. 

November 14, 2017
Kirkus Reviews: The Green Amendment

An engrossing personal and professional account of fighting for ecological justice and establishing a pro-environment constitutional framework.

Kirkus Reviews
November 16, 2017
Maya van Rossum’s new book ‘The Green Amendment’ calls for enviornmental constitutional amendments in the U.S.

Radnor >> Life-long Radnor resident Maya van Rossum has penned her first book, “The Green Amendment,” which will debut on Nov. 14 at Main Point Books in Wayne. There will be a book launch and signing at 7 p.m.

November 14, 2017
The Tom Sumner Program: An Interview with Maya van Rossum

Tom is joined by Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment, for a lively discussion about her new book and the movement we need to secure our right to clean air, pure water, and a healthy environment. The conversation begins at the 20 minute mark.

The Tom Sumner Program
November 7, 2017
The Silent Pandemic Poisoning Our Children

A study published online October 25, 2017, provides a detailed and scary new analysis of the devastating impacts pollution emanating from unconventional oil and gas development, including fracking for gas from shale, is having on the health and development of our nation’s children.

October 27, 2017
How Our Constitution Can Save The Environment

In the NY times article “Corporations Have Rights. Why Shouldn’t Rivers?” we learn about a recently filed lawsuit in which a judge is being asked to recognize the Colorado River as a person. This lawsuit is testing an important legal theory — giving rights to nature — similar to Ecuador’s model. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to grant protections to nature. Through its constitution, Ecuador vests nature with the right to exist and flourish.

October 24, 2017
“The Green Amendment” Will Change the Environmental Movement As We Know It

As much as we want to work with our government and hope they have our best intentions at heart, many politicians have become entrenched in the world of big business and care more about the green in their wallet than the green on the planet. By learning how we can implement this kind of right into the constitution of each state, we are giving power back to the people. 

The Odyssey Online
September 30, 2017