The need to speak on behalf of our planet might seen (for some)  like a pipe dream, a poetic stance. “This crying earth, this weeping shore” that Michael Jackson sang about is a reality, climate change is not the boogey man, it’s happening all around us.

I write this as part of a challenge for the Rights of Mother Earth Signature campaign (also present at Media Cause, in case you want to register and help out through your social media know-how),

“a movement for the acceptance and implementation by all Nations of “The Universal Declaration of The Rights of Mother Earth”at the Earth Summit 2012 in Brazil”.

As they state, “This is a celebration of people’s love for our home Planet Mother Earth! We invite World leaders, the UN and Corporations to join us on this path!”

Preview of Say Yes to Mother Nature poster

The petition is available in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, et. al.

Robin, from Rights of Mother Earth, explained to me, there is a correlation between happiness or joy and helping out:

“I was at a film festival this weekend which included a film on Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index.  My community is starting a Happiness Index focus… to me the valuing of Rights of Nature ties in with […] Happiness in this context. Valuing Nature makes me happy!

 

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