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The Law of Ecocide: Polly Higgins in Vancouver!

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The Law of Ecocide: Polly Higgins in Vancouver!

Time: February 22, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Unitarian Church of Vancouver
Street: 949 West 49th Avenue (at oak)
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map:
Event Neighbourhood and Type: vancouver wide, ecocide
Organized By: Deighen Greene
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2012

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Event Description

Meet "Earth's Lawyer", Polly Higgins. Award-winning author of Eradicating Ecocide, barrister and international environmental lawyer, Polly proposed to the U.N. in April 2010 that a law of Ecocide be classed as a 5th international crime against Peace alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes of Aggression and War Crimes.

Ecocide is defined as the mass "damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished."

In a rare visit to Vancouver, en route to a U.S. tour, Polly will speak (and PowerPoint) about the campaign to make ecocide a crime. She seeks to meet with faith, environmental, youth, business, legal, political leaders, civil society, and all who are interested to make Earth law at the June UN Rio+20 Earth Summit (

This event is free, but donations are welcome and much needed. Please join us!

Vancouver event contact: Deighen Greene, deighen(at)

Learn more about the campaign to eradicate ecocide:

An ecoSanity Compilation:

June UN Rio+20 Earth Summit:

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Comment by Cylia on February 21, 2012 at 6:39am

Looks interesting, already busy.

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