Rights Of Mother Earth

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Rights of Mother Earth is a Global Grassroots movement calling forth the acceptance and implementation of Rights of Nature by the UN and all Nations.

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It started with the Rio+20/Earth Summit 2012 in Brazil 
and will continue until we reach 1,000,000 signatures.



Our Mission:

We ask the United Nations to adopt the Universal Declaration for Rights of Mother Earth and acknowledge Nature as a living being. We ask that the recognition of the Rights of Nature be included in the United Nations Climate Conference agreements. We ask all Nations to include Rights of Nature in their legal systems

Why are we doing this?

We are Nature, when Nature thrives we thrive. Global warming, water pollution, over-fishing, deforestation of jungles and forests, the mass extinction of animals and other species, are just some of the consequences that nature is suffering.
This is legal because nature is only an object under the law. This is why it’s impossible for us citizens to protect nature using the law. The laws that we have are not enough to meet the challenges of our times. The legal system gives rights only to humans and entities created by humans such as corporations. We need a change. Recognizing nature’s rights and incorporating those in the legal systems is  necessary for a sustainable future for all. 

The Campaign

  1. The Rights of Mother Earth Signature campaign began with the aim to collect One Million signatures and letters written by people from around the world, addressed to Heads of Nations and The UN General Assembly, with the requesting to accept and implement The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth.

  2. On June 21, 2012, the Rights of Mother Earth signature team attended a briefing with Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the UN at the Earth Summit Rio+20. We presented his staff with a beautiful document addressed to the Secretary-General documenting our Rights of Mother Earth signatures along with lovely scrolls from Vandana Shiva’s India campaign and the ecocide campaign. Our letter documents that as of June 20, 2012 we have collected 116,758 individual signatures from 113 nations plus signatures of leaders from 189 organizations representing 644,042 people who support this call.

  3. We are committed to continue gathering 1 million signatures for Rights of Nature/Rights of Mother Earth, keeping the conversation alive and planting seeds of embracing Rights of Mother Earth.

    This is a celebration of people’s love, compassion and respect for our home Planet Mother Earth, a sensitive living being. We invite World Leaders, the UN and Corporations to join us on this path. Only together we can make it. Thank you.