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New Release: A Call to Action for Nature’s New Economy

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

RON-300x262Last year a wise counsel of 32 leading global thinkers came together to discuss the power and promise of The Rights of Nature in transforming the “endless more” economy to living Earth economy. The Stillheart Declaration on Rights of Nature and the Economics of the Biosphere was released on February, 20, 2014 —appropriately, it is also the World Day of Social Justice. We hope it will inspire as much imagination, new energy, collaborative work and attention as those who wrote it.
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Beat the Heat This Summer: We Topped 400 (Parts Per Million of C02), Now What?

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, World News & Events on 17th May, 2013 | No Comments

350.org in AustraliaIt took a couple of years for the number to stick: 350. Its the number (parts per million of C02) that we need to maintain if we want to save our lovely planet. But this weekend we topped 400. Learn how you can join us to fight back.
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Got Climate? Why California Communities are Rising Against Fracking (and why you should too)

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2013 | 7 Comments

community_rightsGas and oil companies are quietly bringing fracking to the Golden State, placing not just Californians, but the planet at risk. In fact the process has already begun; promising to make California the number one oil producing state in the country, or as some call it The Saudi Arabia of the US—but at what cost? Global Exchange is working with communities to say “no” and leading a speaking tour April 15-22 through California’s fracklands.
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Community Rights Holiday Reading List

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th December, 2012 | No Comments

ChelseaLooking for some eye-opening holiday reading suggestions? Here’s a handy list with a focus on community rights, complete with an exclusive sneak peak of a piece David Korten is working on.
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From the Mouths of Babes at Rio+20 “Join me in Earth Revolution”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 28th June, 2012 | 4 Comments

Indig Ecuador signs decThe United Nations Rio + 20 Summit on Sustainable Development was a dismal, if predictable, failure. Global Exchange’s Community Rights Director Shannon Biggs reports on the news from Rio—the not so bad, the bad, and the ugly and points to some inspiring youth voices that could be heard above the din.
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Honoring the Sacred: Indigenous Wisdom on Rights of Mother Earth

Posted by in Community Rights on 11th April, 2012 | No Comments

IEN conf wood burningThe sacred fire was lit as over 100 primarily Indigenous peoples gathered—and hundreds more participated online—for the RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH: International Indigenous Conference APRIL 4 – 6, 2012 at Haskell Indian Nations University. “This is the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st Century. How do we re-orientate the dominant industrialized societies so that they pursue human well-being in a manner that contributes to the health of our Mother Earth instead of undermining it? In other words – how do we live in harmony with Nature?”
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Reclaiming Our Future at Rio+20: The Green Economy Versus Rights of Mother Earth

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 21st March, 2012 | No Comments

La Via Campesina - Massive MarchThe international peasants and farmers organization, La Via Campesina, ends their global Call to Action for the upcoming June 16-18 Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) with ‘GLOBALIZE THE STRUGGLE!! GLOBALIZE HOPE!!!’ The stakes are high in Rio. As Via Campesina points out, “Twenty years later, governments should have reconvened to review their commitments and progress, but in reality the issue to debate will be the “green economy” led development, propagating the same capitalist model that caused climate chaos and other deep social and environmental crises.”
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COP17: The Great Escape III

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, World News & Events on 8th December, 2011 | No Comments

photo: project survival mediaAfter 9 days of negotiations there is no doubt that we saw this movie before. It is the third remake of Copenhagen and Cancun. Same actors. Same script. The documents are produced outside the formal negotiating scenario . In private meetings, dinners which the 193 member states do not attend. The result of these meetings is known only on the last day.
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See Nature in a New Right – Ecuador GAIA Reality Tour

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th August, 2011 | 3 Comments

Tungarajua VolcanoYOU can go to the Amazon! Apply now for Founders Tour to Ecuador Global Exchange & Green Festival Co-founder Kevin Danaher & Rights of Nature expert Shannon Biggs. Here’s more about the trip from Shannon, who went on a similar trip 2 years ago, and will be going on this one too.
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Nature Stands Up at the United Nations

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 19th April, 2011 | No Comments

RONWildlawLaunch_smallThis week, at the apex of the anniversary of the Gulf oil disaster and Earth Day, a bold question is being asked at the United Nations for the very first time: What if nature had rights?
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