We were sent this from Jenny Langley, our recent speaker on Extinction Rebellion:
The Stop Ecocide Foundation would be really good for your group to know about.
They are trying to make ecocide an international crime through the UN – on a similar basis to genocide. They are making progress. Greta gave them £100,000 of the £1M prize she was awarded recently.
You can sign up to be an Earth Protector (5 euros), make a donation or just spread the word. If for no other reason, do it in memory of Polly Higgins, an amazing barrister who left her career to make this happen and she died young from cancer in April 2019.
This is a worthy cause for us to support. As Polly Higgins said
“The rules of our world are laws, and they can be changed. Laws can restrict or they can enable. What matters is what they serve. Many of the laws in our world serve property – they are based on ownership. But imagine a law that has a higher moral authority… a law that puts people and planet first. Imagine a law that starts from first do no harm, that stops this dangerous game and takes us to a place of safety….”
Polly Higgins, 2015