Environmental Law Program Colloquium Series: Legal Rights for Nature - Listening to the Lorax

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (All day)

Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, Earth Law Center
Legal Rights for Nature: Listening to the Lorax
Classroom 1
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Light refreshments will be provided beginning at 11:45 am.
(Please RSVP by noon on Friday, September 30, 2011 to elp@hawaii.edu)

Linda Sheehan

As Executive Director of Earth Law Center, Linda Sheehan uses research, education, and advocacy to develop new governance models that acknowledge the natural world’s rights to exist, thrive and evolve. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. She was most recently Executive Director of California Coastkeeper Alliance, a member of the 200-strong international network of Waterkeepers.

Drawing on almost 20 years of environmental advocacy experience, Linda Sheehan will first discuss the fundamental limits of our environmental laws in ensuring a healthy environment. She will then describe an alternative "Earth law" system that recognizes our interconnectedness with the environment and allocates necessary legal rights to the natural world. This system will better ensure that we live sustainably, for the benefit of humans and the natural world that sustains us.

Please join us or tune into our Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/uhrichardsonelp)

Environmental Law Program Faculty and Research Associates:
Interim ELP Director David Forman
Chris Odoca, Brent Kakesako, Onaona Thoene, & Teri Wright