What is a Green Amendment? And how would it benefit NJ?

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Tue, Mar 30 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm free

What is the Green Amendment?
New Jersey legislators have proposed a constitutional Green Amendment that will recognize and protect the rights of all the people of the stateincluding future generationsto pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments.
For decades, communities have relied on Federal and State laws to ensure protection of a clean environment. And for decades, while achieving some important successes in environmental protection, overall, the health of our environment for present and future generations has continued to degrade. Currently, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than to prevent it. But there is a solution for achieving better, and much needed, protection of our environment, and that is to turn to the ultimate authority—our state and federal constitutions.
We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to focus on how to truly secure that right for our own sake and that of future generations.  What would a Green Amendment mean for the state of New Jersey? What is its impact to environmental justice and stewardship? What can you do to help? After the presentation, there will be plenty of time for your questions.
Come to a presentation by Maya K. van Rossum  on March 30, 2021 at 7:15 pm.  Maya K. van Rossum is an award-winning Founder of Green Amendments For the Generations, a grassroots non-profit organization inspiring a nationwide movement to secure constitutional recognition and protection of environmental rights in every state and ultimately at the federal level.
Participation in this event is free, but please register in advance.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Questions? Please email greensanctuary@uucsh.org.