The two days John Moran spent writing his talk paid off, along with the years of photographing what was and what is left of the waters of Florida. If you watch none of the rest of these videos from the Florida Bill of Rights for Nature, the three with John Moran’s talk are well worth your time.
Below are links to each WWALS video. I didn’t video everything; mostly a few speakers whom I had told in advance.
Doug Shields explains how he got the Pittsburgh, PA, City Council to be the first in the U.S. to ban fracking, and how it spread from there, and what that has to do with Rights of Nature.
Chuck O’Neal of WEBOR explains the three ways you can get a Bill of Rights for Nature passed in a Florida County, and how he did it in, Orange County
As already posted, David Moritz explains the one that may have started it all in Florida, Santa Fe Bill of Rights (SaFEBoR).
You should be able to follow the demonstration of Tools not working for Florida’s environment even if you don’t know FDEP from a WMD, or if you’re familiar with a different state or country. The problems are the same everywhere: laws, agencies, and rules rigged against nature. That’s why we need a Bill of Rights for Nature, in each county, state, and country.
Tools not working for Florida’s environment
Pittsburgh first to ban fracking –Doug Shields
Law and politics –Doug Shields
How to in FL County –Chuck O’Neal, WEBOR, Orange Co.
SAFEBOR and beyond –David Moritz
An idea whose time has come –John Moran
It’s time to change the rules –John Moran
The People vs. State of Florida –John Moran
John Moran brought his own videographer, Tessa Skiles, and no doubt her video will be much more professional than these I took with my phone. But for now you can see and hear.
Here’s a WWALS video playlist:
Videos: John Moran, Doug Shields, Chuck O’Neal @ FL RoNCon 2020-02-08
Florida Rights of Nature Convention, Levin School of Law, UFL, Gainesville
Video by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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