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Earth Day Launch of Nova Scotia Environmental Bill of Rights

Posted by GHO Admin on April 17, 2017 in Events

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 10:00am
Location: Wooden Monkey, 1707 Grafton St, Halifax, NS

Marking Earth Day, the Environmental Rights Working Group (ERWG) is proposing a non-partisan Bill of Environmental Rights (EBR) for Nova Scotia to give everyone in the province legal access to demand a healthy environment. Similar laws exist in other provinces, but this is the first time a proposed EBR recognizes the unique concerns of traditionally marginalized or vulnerable residents.

Residents from Boat Harbour, Harrietsfield, Lincolnville, Sipekne’katik and Shelburne will gather to share their stories and describe how a Bill of Environmental Rights would have made a difference to their communities, and how it can change the future.