EarthSayers.tv is the largest collection of voices speaking on behalf of Mother Earth hence its name. In this special collection we provide an introduction to the many voices advocating the rights of Mother Earth. A core element of this advocacy is embodied in a document entitled, The Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth Preamble.
The preamble begins "We, the peoples and nations of Earth: considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny...
Curated by mokiethecat
Sacha Warmi Center and The Rights of Nature by Didier Lacaze
Didier Lacaze with Rosa Canalos (Kichwa) founded the Sacha Warmi Center—an educational resource that will serve many people—located on the outskirts of the Amazonian Rainforest in the Pastaza region of Ecuador. It is part of PROMETRA (Promoción de la Medicina Tradicional Amazónica), a local Ecuadorian initiative created in 2005 by Didier and Rosa who was born in the village of Canelos and is Didier's wife.
Didier was interviewed by videographer Barry Heidt of Sustainability Action Media (SAM) as part of an online video campaign to increase the Indigenous Voices of Sustainability, co-sponsored by EarthSayers.tv, and focusing on wisdom keepers of Ecuador. Editing support by Norman Austin.
EarthSayers Rosa Canalos; Didier Lacaze
Declaration, Rights of Mother Earth by Maude Barlow
A Declaration from Amazonian Nationalities Michelle Thrush Presents
Rights of Nature by David Tucker of Pachamama Alliance
America's Wolves At Risk by Defenders of Wildlife
About the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature by Mari Margil
Forest Keepers - Guarda Bosques in Español w/English Subtitles
Easy Money in the Amazon - At what cost? by Patricia Gualinga
Apache Resistance At Oak Flat Against Arizona Copper Mine
A Reading of the Universal Declaration of Mother Earth Preamble
Interconnectedness and Keeping Oil Underground by Manari Ushinga
West Papua Intervention at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson
The Earth's Lawyer by Garz and Higgins
A Farmer in Africa: Property Rights by WRI
Amazon Women of Ecuador at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The Rights of Nature in Ecuador by Didier Lacaze