A court case playing out in New York is helping define the power of our constitutional laws:In 2022, Fresh Air for the Eastside filed a lawsuit against NYDEC and Waste Management of NY on behalf of people and communities impacted by High Acres Landfill who they say violated their constitutional rights by failing to address the air pollution around the landfill. Being put to the test in this case is New York's recently ratified #GreenAmendment which guarantees every New Yorker a right to a clean and healthy environment. In the initial decision, Judge Ark ruled that “Complying with the Constitution is not optional for a state agency." The state is appealing this decision.www.fingerlakes1.com/2024/02/24/neighbors-of-high-acres-landfill-renew-odor-complaints-in-green-a...#EnvironmentalRights #NYGreenAmendment #WasteManagement #Airpollution #CleanAir #HighAcres #Landfill #NY #NewYork ... See MoreSee Less
If you're ever feeling dismal over the the current state of the world, start getting involved and make a change! Green Amendments have the real potential to uplift people and communities and bring about restorative justice for those who have often don't have a voice. We can hold government accountable for enabling polluters. We can prevent harm from occurring in our towns and neighborhoods. And we can build a cleaner and healthier society where we don't fear the air we breathe or the water we drink.We had a really great time talking with Alanna Goldsmith from Radio Paradise earlier. Please have a listen!radioparadise.com/episode/maya-k-van-rossum#GreenAmendments#environmentalrights#radio2050... See MoreSee Less
Maya K. van Rossum shares her journey as an environmental activist and attorney and how she fought against the legalization of pollution and degradation. Learn how she successfully challenged pro-frac...
Individuals located in Michigan interested in organizing for environmental rights, here's an opportunity for you! Green Amendments For The Generations is seeking a candidate for a temporary six-month, mostly remote, internship, to track legislation, create content, communications, and educational materials, among other things. A successful candidate should be able to multitask, be organized, able to communicate effectively, and have a background in public interest work, environmental studies, or political science.If interested, apply here!forthegenerations.org/job-opportunities/... See MoreSee Less