Green Amendments are self executing provisions added to the bill of rights section of a constitution that recognize and protect the rights of all people, including future generations, regardless of race, ethnicity, tribal membership status, socioeconomics or geography, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate, and healthy environments.

Beautiful Texas spring sunset over a lake. Photo Credit Leekris.

The Texas Green Amendment — called The Stewardship Amendment — was filed by TX State Representative Vikki Goodwin.

The Joint Resolution proposing the amendment reads:


SECTION 1.  Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by adding Section 36 to read as follows:

Sec. 36.  (a)  The public, individually and collectively, has the right to a clean and healthy environment, including clean water, clean air, healthy soil, and diverse and abundant native flora and fauna, and to the preservation of the natural, cultural, scenic, recreational, and healthful qualities of the environment.  The right to a clean and healthy environment is inherent, inalienable, indefeasible, and equal with other protected inalienable rights of liberty reserved to the public.  The state shall equitably protect this right for the public and may not take any action to infringe on this right.

(b)  The public natural resources of this state are the common property of all persons, including future generations.  The state, including the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and each state agency and political subdivision, shall conserve, protect, and maintain the state’s public natural resources for the benefit of the public, including future generations.

(c)  This section is self-executing.

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Once you have been inspired please sign this petition of support to join the Texas Stewardship Amendment effort.

Encourage Support

Take a moment to encourage support by other legislators for the proposed Texas Stewardship Amendment (aka Texas’ version of a Green Amendment) that will recognize and protect the rights of all Texans to clean water and air, and healthy soils and environments. 

State Representative Vikki Goodwin first proposed the Texas Stewardship Amendment (HJR 119) that will add to the state constitution’s bill of rights, the right of all people to a clean, safe and healthy environment. This will be Texas’ version of a Green Amendment and meets all criteria to give highest constitutional protection to the environmental rights of all Texans, including present and future generations. 

To learn more about the Texas Stewardship Amendment & how it will provide essential community and environmental protection here are a few key resources:

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