Lawyer Polly Higgins
What will our legacy be? Planet's lawyer to speak in Stroud, Glos
Meet Polly Higgins, often called 'the Planet's Lawyer' for her Ecocide campaign, and learn more about her ground-breaking work plus experience the delights of a Conversation Café with Trish Dickenson afterwards. What a day!
Stroud will be buzzing on Saturday March 10th 2012 when Polly Higgins comes to make a personal presentation 'What will our legacy be?'. Polly is an inspirational speaker, lawyer and tireless activist. She has dedicated her life to one client - the Earth and founded the campaign to make Ecocide a crime. This is a proposed Earth law that will save generations from war, work towards peace and outlaw the destruction of ecosystems.
Polly and her team of lawyers will call on world leaders at the 2012 UN Earth Summit to put people and the health of the planet first above the rights of polluters. A total of 86 signatures from Heads of States at the Summit in June 2012 will make this a year to end Ecocide. You can come and hear about Polly's campaign and how she plans to take it direct to world leaders. Be inspired and support this global idea whose time has come.
After lunch Trish Dickinson will host a Conversation Café to to open up the facts from Polly's presentation. Conversation Café is a process that has been welcomes by the Transition Movement. Trish, an experience facilitator explains, "Here we envisage a world where our inter-generational voices shape the future and we can take steps to create what we want – to restore rather than destroy and to plant rather than extract. Join us to make a legacy to enjoy and a legacy for others to follow, where peace for people and the planet come first."
Saturday March 10
or with soup & roll
To find out more about Polly Higgins and the Ecocide Campaign (and her forthcoming US tour dates see www.pollyhiggins.com
To find out more about Film and Conversation Cafés – creating ecological, economic and humane response-ability www.filmcafes.net
Providing a comprehensive legal overview of the past 200 years, Eradicating Ecocide explains the crime of ecocide, how it will apply and who can stop the ecocide, for present and for future generations. This is essential reading for anyone who is engaged with current issues; it is also for leaders and policymakers in all countries.