Environmental jurisprudence is a system of legal theory and earth centred governance that is built on the principles of eco-centrism as opposed to anthropocentrism. Humanities dominance of the planet has been built on the flawed assumption of our ideological superiority over non-human elements of the natural world. This workshop will be cover a brief overview of the history and theory behind the rights of nature, earth jurisprudence and how it is gradually entering legal and political systems around the world. Examples include the granting of legal personhood to rivers and forests is New Zealand.
Come down to the ALEC Community Centre Saturday 6th May at 9.30am and spend an hour learning more about our world and the systems around it with Alex Read, ALEC's Policy Officer. Entry is free but we will have membership forms on hand if anyone attending would like to become a member and support the Arid Lands Environment Centre.