2022 archive

Earthwords & Ponderings

Welcome to ‘Earthwords and Ponderings’, where I share updates and ponderings about the amazing work we do within the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming.

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Push to give our natural world the legal right to thrive

by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

When recently elected Deputy Mayor Debra Mar was a Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor, she noticed a rising anxiety in people as she listened to her community, particularly around the impact of development and fragmentation of native

Make ecocide an international crime and other legal ideas to help save the planet

The world has reached an acute point in the “highway to climate hell”. Talks at Cop27 barely achieved anything, despite the fact that almost one-third of Pakistan’s territory was submerged during unprecedented flooding; record heat over the summer

This movement wants to make harming the planet an international crime

The Stop Ecocide campaign aims to criminalize destroying the environment – and save our collective home in the process.

Growing up, UK environmental activist Jojo Mehta always had a deep reverence for nature. It’s something her parents instilled in her …

Nature’s Rights in Generation Ocean Learning Programme

AELA's National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, has contributed to the development of a new, secondary school, learning program by The Ocean Race called Generation Ocean, with the inclusion of a section about the rights of nature.

Generation Ocean: Join

Rights of Nature in the Mornington Peninsula

Media Release - Australian Earth Laws Alliance
19 October 2022


Rights of Nature in the Mornington Peninsula

AELA commends the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for passing a resolution last night (18 October 2022), to explore the …

How do we nurture the conditions for humans to care about the more than human world?

Listen to Tim Collings' as he speaks with AELA's National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, in his podcast series, "Better World Leaders":

Better World Leaders shares experiences, journeys and insights with leaders who are making our world better.

Each episode we

Greenprints with Dr Michelle Maloney

Listen to AELA's National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, discussing Greenprints on the Post-Growth Australia Podcast with Michael Bayliss.…

Decolonising Our Thinking and Actions

Please join the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), the Greenprints program and Future Dreaming Australia, for a FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP, that explores how we can decolonise our thinking and actions. This workshop explores key scholarship on Western culture, colonisation and …