Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
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: http://eradicatingecocide.com/
Event Neighbourhood and Type: vancouver wide, ecocide
Organized By: Deighen Greene
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2012
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 (http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.html).
This event is free, but donations are welcome and much needed. Please join us!
Vancouver event contact: Deighen Greene, deighen(at)gmail.com
Learn more about the campaign to eradicate ecocide: http://eradicatingecocide.com/
An ecoSanity Compilation:
June UN Rio+20 Earth Summit: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.html