Reading, reading, reading, it’s something we certainly do a lot of. Whether it’s for school or for leisure, reading is essential for our growth as individuals and a society. As an avid reader myself, new books are always on my watch list and I am especially excited to tell you about the newest edition on my radar. It’s available for pre-order now on Amazon and officially releases November 14, "The Green Amendment" is a must have!
If you are looking for a career or have a passion for environmental protection, this book will open up a whole new world of possibilities and inspirations for you.
"The Green Amendment" is a book written by Maya van Rossum, The Delaware Riverkeeper. van Rossum is the head of her non-profit organization, The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which focuses on protecting the Delaware River, its watershed, and the nearly 17 million people who rely on the river for a healthy environment. van Rossum and other activists have been relying on federal and state legislation to fight the eminent threat to our environment that has been upon us for generations, but sadly these laws still accommodate polluters and big corporations over the health of the common person.
But through her years of activism and legal work, van Rossum has opened a whole new door on how to secure a healthy environment for future generations to come. We can literally bypass these other legislations by implementing Constitutional Environmental Rights. van Rossum spurred this movement by finally winning a legal victory that gave the people of Pennsylvania a constitutional right to clean air, safe drinking water, and a healthy environment. Essentially putting these rights on par with free speech. van Rossum has then since brought the idea to the state of New York where it is currently in committee. Only a handful of other states in the U.S. contain this kind of environmental protection.
So why is this book so essential? The environmental movement is growing as people are starting to wake up and realize our planet is in real peril. And not just that, people are literally being poisoned by the water and air around them from the damage these corporations are inflicting. As much as we want to work with our government and hope they have our best intentions at heart, many politicians have become entrenched in the world of big business and care more about the green in their wallet than the green on the planet. By learning how we can implement this kind of right into the constitution of each state, we are giving power back to the people. We are able to protect our environment not only through words but through actual legal capabilities. For too long environmental rights have fallen to the back burner and too often we forget it is this very planet that provides our very life.
"The Green Amendment" is the first of this groundbreaking work that is going to be done to protect our environment for future generations to come. Through this book, we hope that millions of people will be inspired to fight for their right to clean air, safe drinking water, and a healthy environment. And with the work van Rossum is doing, there is no doubt that one day every single state in the U.S. will have Constitutional Environmental Rights.