GreenPrints focuses on a critical question: how can we create governance and legal systems that help us live within our ecological limits and nurture the Earth community?
In October 2020, the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is hosting Rights of Nature Australia 2020 (RONA2020), a series of connected events that explore and promote the rights of nature to exist, thrive and evolve.
AELA runs conferences, workshops, seminars and training opportunities for people around Australia to achieve the goal of increasing the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred law, governance, economics and ethics.
Our program ‘Future Dreaming’ aims to offer a space for non-Indigenous and Indigenous people to work together, as equal partners, in a respectful spirit of cross cultural learning and sharing.
The Australian Centre for the Rights of Nature provides information about the international Rights of Nature movement and to work with communities in Australia, to explore how changing the legal status of nature can help people protect the ecosystems most precious to them.
The Australian Peoples’ Tribunal (APT) for Community and Nature’s Rights is a permanent civil society institution and unique forum for ecological and social justice in Australia.
The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is a national not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance, with a focus on law, economics, education, ethics and the arts. AELA’s work is inspired by the theory and practice of Earth jurisprudence, which is a governance philosophy and growing social movement. Earth jurisprudence proposes that we rethink our legal, political, economic and governance systems so that they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.
The Citizens’ Inquiry into the Health of the Darling River and Menindee Lakes will give communities a fair, unbiased forum to share their stories and evidence about what’s happening to the Darling River. They’ll also be able to make recommendations about what needs to happen to restore ecological and community wellbeing.
For more information please visit our dedicated Australian Peoples’ Tribunal website.
In April, AELA will be hosting a two day workshop in East Gippsland, focussing on bioregional governance and the GreenPrints project, and we’ll also be participating in the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) Regional Symposium in East Gippsland on 10 and 11 April.
Join us for a thought-provoking two-day conference that will bring people together from a range of fields – including earth ethics, environmental education, Indigenous knowledge systems, environmental psychology, deep ecology, arts, law, science, business, religion and eco-spirituality – to address our central questions:
This year, the Earth Arts Collective will be hosting workshops, talks and discussions, and preparing for our biannual Rights of Nature arts exhibitions and events next year – RONA2020.
Featured Image: Stygofauna Nests – Jude Roberts and Helen Hardess, members of the AELA Earth Arts Collective