A document patterned after Bolivia’s Law of the Rights of Mother Nature will be the force to protect “Mother” from being “dominate[d] and exploit[ed], if the U.N. can get the needed signatories. As we in the the World have dominated and exploited Earth, we have also threatened the “well-being and existence of many beings.” The U.N. plans to do something about it. Bolivia’s domestic law already has. Mother Earth will soon have an “omsbudsman” who will listen to activists, who will lay out the complaints of Mother.
[Bolivia’s document] speaks of the country’s natural resources as “blessings,” and grants the Earth a series of specific rights that include rights to life, water and clean air; the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities; and the right to be free from pollution.
It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature’s complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state…
Reflecting indigenous traditional beliefs, the proposed global treaty says humans have caused “severe destruction . . . that is offensive to the many faiths, wisdom traditions and indigenous cultures for whom Mother Earth is sacred.”
Would you be surprised to learn that Bolivia’s mining companies may need to defend their business? There are lots of bugs in Boliva. They can wonder around freely? Read it at Canada.com.
H/T to Master Sculptor, videographer and blogger, David Lemon. Take a look at David’s latest project, Two door handles topped with a crystal ball, each, with a bronzed bust done by Lemon – one an Indian woman, and one a man. He does such fascinating stuff – and does it so magnificently.