If you’ve been to our facebook page you will have seen the link we shared from Tree Sisters, where Polly Higgins, an Earth Lawyer was interviewed on her work in having Ecocide recognised in International law. Its a great interview for so many reasons, but I think first and foremost what has rung true for me, is the term ” Unconsciously Conscious “.
We all try our best but in all the busy things can become remiss. The flip side of this is that we know what is going on so it is our individual responsibility to follow through and do right by the planet.
Bono ( from U2 ) was quoted to have said that ” when the Holocaust victims were being put on trains the rest of the world sat and did nothing ” they saw it, yet did nothing. I believe this was about the time that Genocide became a discussion at the United Nations. Now, Polly is bringing the conversation of Ecocide to the United Nations. The proposed law is to bring universal legislation for all businesses to abide by, including the large corporates, ensuring respect for the environment is included as apart of their conduct. If they dont, then they can be held accountable. Ecocide will become a crime.
Polly and her team at Mission Life Force, have also gone on to create resources to help support Conscientious Protectors, ( those people that have been targeted in court for standing up for their beliefs in protecting the environment ) and have also created an Earth Protector fund. The Earth Protector fund is focussed on gathering financial support for the small islands that are experiencing the devastating effects of global warming. The funds will hopefully cover costs that they otherwise couldnt afford, to bring their case to the UN. Global Warming is destroying their islands and they plan to stand up for their homes end of this year.
I personally love the integrity and accountability of this cause and its really made me look seriously at what we are doing and how we can up our own game.
Last night I put some funds towards the cause to aid the islands in speaking out for their land and we are going to now donate 0.50 c from every product sold towards the Ecocide cause. I totally believe that the only way to bring about change is through changing the law. We have done it before, so lets do it again !!
We urge you yourself to become an Earth Protector by donating as little as 5 Euros to aid the islands. Just think, if they can successfully have global warming recognised as something that is real and tangible and creating devastation…. Wow, the changes that alone will come from that is HUGE !!!
Below is the link to donate funds, and by purchasing our products on an ongoing basis we will continue to support the team in this ground breaking and much needed work