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The Green Amendment: Protecting & Defending PA Against Extraction & Pollution

May 13, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces.

The solution, argues Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum, is to bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority: our state and federal constitutions. In 2013, van Rossum and her team won a watershed legal victory that not only protected Pennsylvania communities from ruthless frackers, but affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment. Following this victory, van Rossum inaugurated the Green Amendment movement, dedicated to empowering every American community to mobilize for constitutional change to secure real protection for our environment.

Join the Plastic Reduction Committee of Weavers Way Co-Op on May 13 at 6:30pm EDT for a presentation on the Green Amendment from Maya van Rossum and a Q&A focused on how Pennsylvania’s Green Amendment can help battle destructive industries, plastic, and pollution.

Register in advance here!


May 13, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT