A New Mexico Green Amendment Van Rossum in the Land of Enchantment

In visit to New Mexico to ignite the Green Amendment Movement, Maya underlines the fundamental problem with current environmental framework in the country and lays out what a Green Amendment is our best bet in truly protecting our environment.

February 13, 2020
“Green Amendment” Movement Demands Constitutional Right to Clean Environment

A growing environmental rights movement aims to succeed where other regulations have failed.

December 6, 2019
Pennsylvania's coal industry and renewable energy

Maya van Rossum speaks on the need to transition to clean energy and challenges it faces by Pennsylvania's established fossil fuel industry.

Choose Energy
October 16, 2019
Learn how NM, others can make a difference

Maya van Rossum to give a talk at the New Mexico Rising: Climate Disruption Film Festival

Albuquergue Journal
September 4, 2019
Environmental activist pushing for 'Green Amendment' while in Tallahassee

Spreading the message of a Constitutional right to clean air, clean water, and healthy environment.

April 24, 2019
'Green Amendment' discussion rises in Tallahassee

Maya van Rossum spurs a discussion on passing an Environmental Rights Amendment in Florida for Earth Day.

April 24, 2019
'Green Amendment' author brings Earth Day message to Temple Israel

Maya van Rossum to deliver a keynote at the Earth Day Community Forum hosted by 411 Teen Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Democrat
April 15, 2019
Environmentalists push for clean air and water guarantee in state constitution

NY Senators, Assemblypersons, environmental groups, and other organizations held a press conference in favor of an Environmental Rights Amendment in the State of New York on April 9th, 2019.

Times Union
April 11, 2019
Leader of Green Amendment movement presents on environmentalism

Maya van Rossum delivered a presentation to inspire students to fight for their environmental rights amidst stories of degradation and injustice.

The Ithacan
March 28, 2019
Why The U.S. Needs A Green Amendment

Thoughts from Emma Uk from Brookdale Community College

Study Breaks
March 27, 2019
Want to guarantee clean air, water in N.J.? Then, we need a ‘Green Amendment,’ legislator and environmentalist say

Legislators say a “Green Amendment” would enhance the economy by creating jobs, but it would also require government to prioritize environmental protection when issuing permits, advancing energy creation or approving development.

March 26, 2019
Attorney, environmentalist argues the need for a Green Amendment to state constitution

Maya van Rossum will speak about the Green Amendment movement at the Washington Township Public Library.

Observer Tribune
January 22, 2019
Maya van Rossum on the Bill Press Show

Maya van Rossum chats with Bill Press about the Delaware River, the current state of the environment and the power and importance of that a Green Amendment can have on society. January 15, 2019.

January 16, 2019
Green Amendment West Chester Rally

On September 9, 2018 Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum discussed the Green Amendment movement at the Climate Justice rally in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

January 8, 2019
Generations Yet to Come

Watch a documentary on the story of environmental rights in Pennsylvania.

StateImpact PA
November 1, 2018
Medford Leas September forum features two authors

Maya van Rossum to discuss the importance of claiming our right to clean air and clean water with Constitutional 'Green Amendments'. The talk is outlined in her new book which illustrates why all Americans should pursue this new path towards environmental protection.

Medford Sun
September 6, 2018
Should a Clean Environment Be a Constitutional Right?

Environmental laws are currently more focused on mitigation and remediation of damage after the fact and very little is done to prevent degradation from occurring in the first place. Maya van Rossum will speaking in depth at Delaware Valley University on Tuesday, September 11th, on the status of environmental policies in the United States and the imperative for Constitutional protections

Delaware Valley University
August 30, 2018
The Green Amendment wins GOLD in the 2018 Living Now Awards

The book was awarded a Gold Evergreen Medal in the Nature Conservation category for its positive and revolutionary impact in the world.

Press Release
August 30, 2018
Montgomery Bar Association SIDEBAR Magazine - Spring 2018 Book Review

Jules J. Mermelstein, Esq. reviews the Green Amendment book and briefly examines the economic, and scientific arguments made for environmental preservation as well its legal aspects.

Nxtbook Media
August 14, 2018
A Conversation on Green Amendments on WHYY Radio Times

WHYY's Radio Times host, Marty Moss-Coane, welcomes guest, Maya van Rossum, to speak on the power of that a Green Amendment can have in changing the way business is done and and decisions are made across America.

May 22, 2018
How Do You Hold Government Accountable for Deadly Pollution When They are Complying with the Law?

Including Rolling Back Regulations, Failing to Regulate, and Hiding the Science That Demonstrates Human Health Harms?

May 22, 2018
Increasing environmental protections in New York

Earth Day has come and gone, but environmental issues remain a concern in both state politics and Washington. And advocates have been working to get constitutional level protection for environmental rights in New York’s state constitution. Earlier this week, Liz sat down with Delaware Riverkeeper Maya Van Rossum to talk about how a constitutional amendment could change the conversation. 

Capital Tonight
April 27, 2018
Birding Expert Kicks Off Friends Of The Wissahickon​ Talk Series

Maya van Rossum will be featured at the next talk, which takes place at the Valley Green Inn on Tuesday, May 15. The event is hosted by Friends of the Wissahickon.

April 30, 2018
Maya Van Rossum visits Buffalo Street Books

Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, NY will host a talk by Maya van Rossum on Saturday, April 7th.

April 30, 2018
Delaware Riverkeeper’s new book advocates for a constitutional amendment protecting the environment

Grid Magazine interviews Maya van Rossum on her motivations behind writing The Green Amendment. She discusses how the many small environmental disasters & battles playing out in small towns and communities around the Delaware region are indicative of a broader issue-- that the system is designed to benefit the rich at the expense of the middle and lower class. She emphasizes the importance looking to each other for inspiration and joining together in the fight to preserve the environment.

Grid Philly
April 30, 2018
Maya van Rossum & The Green Amendment

Maya ventures to Gainesville, Florida to speak about the recent successful applications of Pennsylvania's Environmental Rights Amendment at an event hosted by Suwannee St. John's Sierra Club.

Our Santa Fe River
April 30, 2018
Books: Mamakating Library hosts author Maya van Rossum on March 17

The Mamakating Library will host a book signing and discussion with Maya van Rossum, author and executive director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, at 4 p.m. on March 17.

Times Herald-Record
March 20, 2018
Jean-Michel Cousteau among speakers at Tulane Law’s annual law summit

The event will also feature Maya van Rossum as the keynote speaker.

Tulane News
March 7, 2018
Green Author To Discuss Proposed NJ Amendment At Rider

Maya K. van Rossum, author of "The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to A Healthy Environment," will discuss the proposal on March 7.

February 27, 2018
How Environmental Laws Can Protect People, Not Polluters

Environmentalist and Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya K. Van Rossum discusses her new book The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to A Healthy Environment on WNYC Midday with Jami Floyd. Van Rossum argues that our environmental laws have been designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. She lays out a new agenda for environmental advocacy that looks to empower citizens and protect our right to clean air and water.

Midday on WNYC
March 20, 2018
Effort Looks To Give Environment Constitutional Protection

KJZZ radio in Arizona interviews Maya van Rossum on the mission to pass Green Amendments across America.

91.5 KJZZ
March 20, 2018
Amending NJ Constitution topic of Rebovich Institute event on March 7

A special event will be held at the Rebovich Institute at Rider University featuring guest speaker Maya van Rossum. This discussion session will detail the effort required to pass an environmental rights amendment in the state of New Jersey.

News at Rider University
February 21, 2018
WOCA The Source Radio interview

Maya van Rossum speaks about the importance of Green Amendments in protecting our environmental freedoms with WOCA Source Radio in Florida.

WOCA Source Radio
February 21, 2018
Maya van Rossum with Myanna Dellinger on the Global Energy and Environmental Law Podcast

Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments that guarantee a safe and healthy environment. 

Global Energy and Environmental Law Podcast
February 16, 2018
The Delaware Riverkeeper Presents at Northwest Environmental Defense Center

Portland, OR – Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), will speak about the “Green Amendment” movement at the Northwest Environmental Defense Center of Lewis & Clark Law School on February 14 at noon.

Press Release
February 14, 2018
Interview with Alex Wise of Sea Change Radio

When the crafters of the Declaration of Independence affirmed “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as inalienable rights, they could not have known that private industry practices like fracking would one day pose grave dangers to the holders of those rights...

Sea Change Radio
February 7, 2018
The Delaware Riverkeeper to Appear at Boulder Book Store

Boulder, CO – Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, will hold a talk and signing about her book The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment on January 31 at Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado.

Press Release
January 30, 2018
Does our state constitution protect the environment?

Environmental activist and lawyer Maya K. van Rossum comes to Boulder to discuss how to states can pass 'green' amendments

Boulder Weekly
January 26, 2018
N2theGarden Interview

Maya van Rossum talks to N2theGarden about her work at the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and her mission to extend Constitutional protections for our environmental rights across America. Interview starts around the 7:30 mark.

January 25, 2018
Green Amendments put health first, not oil industry

A detailed look at how Florida's Proposal 23 could change a state that's facing environmental threats from all directions

January 25, 2018
The Delaware Riverkeeper Presents at ANJEE Conference

Plainsboro Township, NJ Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeper Network (DRN), gave the keynote speech at the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education Winter Conference on January 19.

Press Release
January 25, 2018
Maya van Rossum Interview with Jacque Howard of Trenton365

A brief talk about Green Amendments at a book signing event at Classics Books & Gifts in Trenton, NJ

January 17, 2018
This scrappy enviro can take punch — literally

Maya van Rossum — best known as the Delaware Riverkeeper — has been punched and verbally abused while fighting hydraulic fracturing and pipeline projects in Pennsylvania.

E&E News
January 14, 2018
The radical movement to make environmental protections a constitutional right

In her book "The Green Amendment," Maya van Rossum presents a bold new idea.

January 14, 2018
To the greening of the Constitution

Maya van Rossum visits Eldred, NY on a grass roots campaign to educate people about the movement to secure Constitutional protections for clean air and water.

The River Reporter
December 21, 2017
Some NJ lawmakers want to make a healthy environment a constitutional right

Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya van Rossum, announce plans to introduce bill into the legislature that would guarantee clean water and clean air in the state of New Jersey

Planet Princeton
December 21, 2017
Interview on MichiganRadio

When it comes to protecting the environment, our existing laws have failed us. So says environmental activist Maya van Rossum. In her new book, The Green Amendment, she says existing laws don't ban pollution or development. She writes, "Industries are perfectly able to pollute the air and water not in spite of, but because of, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act – they simply need the right permits to do so."

December 20, 2017
Planet Forward Interview with Anthony J. Campella

Anthony Campanella interviews Maya van Rossum on the mission to guarantee Constitutional protections for environmental rights.

Planet Forward
December 18, 2017
We Need a Green Amendment

Maya van Rossum provides an expert opinion on environmental rights within the framework of our legal system.

December 18, 2017
Connect the Dots Interview with Alison Rose Levy

Listen to Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the only citizen action organization that works the entire length and breadth of the Delaware River and its watershed, speaking and working for both its protection and its restoration — in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

Progressive Radio Network
December 18, 2017
A Sustainable Mind Podcast with Marjorie Alexander

Maya van Rossum chats with Marjorie Alexander on A Sustainable Mind podcast

A Sustainable Mind
December 18, 2017
Reality Check with Charles Ellison

Maya van Rossum speaks about The Green Amendment with Charles Ellison on WURD Radio Reality Check (2017-11-08)

WURD Radio
December 18, 2017
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