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Delaware Valley University’s Speaker Series

September 11, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Bucks County Audubon Society has been welcomed to be a part of Delaware Valley University’s One Health Seminar Series, “a multi-disciplinary approach that works locally, regionally, nationally and globally to attain optimal well-being of people and society, the environment and plants and animals”. They are excited to host Delaware Riverkeeper, author and activist Maya van Rossum for a guest lecture on constitutional environmental rights. Come out and meet Maya, pick up a copy of her book, and learn about the future of environmental advocacy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Building Auditorium
700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901

About the book:
In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces.

The solution, argues Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum in a pathbreaking book, is to bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority: our state and federal constitutions. In 2013, van Rossum and her team won a watershed legal victory that not only protected Pennsylvania communities from ruthless frackers, but affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment.

Following this victory, van Rossum inaugurated the Green Amendment movement, dedicated to empowering every American community to mobilize for constitutional change. In The Green Amendment, van Rossum lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will finally empower people.

We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to claim that right—for our own sake and that of future generations.

The Green Amendment includes a powerful foreword authored by Mark Ruffalo, which supports the visionary constitutional path advocated for in the book.

Order a copy of The Green Amendment here.

About Maya van Rossum:
Maya K. van Rossum is the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.  The Delaware Riverkeeper Network works throughout the four states of the Delaware River watershed (NY, NJ, PA & DE) and at the national level using advocacy, science and litigation. DRN’s main office in Bristol, PA. van Rossum has led DRN for over 23 years. During van Rossum’s leadership, the organization, and van Rossum herself, were the lead plaintiffs that brought forth the legal arguments that inspired the PA Supreme Court to breathe life into PA’s long ignored environmental rights amendment. van Rossum is currently advancing The Green Amendment movement, seeking to inspire and secure constitutional protection for environmental rights across the nation.


September 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm