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Thinking Like a Watershed ~ 2023 Virtual Series on Water & Soil Conservation

February 14, 2023, 7:00 pm CST

Join us Tuesday, February 14, 7 pm CT
“The Green Amendment Movement as a Path to Environmental Health”
Maya K. van Rossum— Founder, Green Amendment for the Generations
How the Green Amendment movement is incorporating constitutional rights at the state level to codify a healthy environment.
Montana, Pennsylvania, and most recently, New York, have Green Amendments incorporated into their state constitutions that guarantee environmental protections. Author and attorney Maya K. van Rossum says clean air and water, and a stable climate, are entitlements for all. Coining the phrase in her 2017 book by the same title, van Rossum and her non profit, Green Amendments for the Generations, are on a national campaign to protect the planet by bringing more states on board. Iowa, for example, was introduced to Green Amendment legislation on Earth Day 2021 by Representative Chuck Isenhart.
How does this environmental tool work in today’s politically charged and radically changing climate?
This monthly series is a project of the Upper Mississippi River Initiative (UMRI.org) of the Izaak Walton League of America, with co-hosts Chris Henning of the Panora Conservation Chapter and Des Moines Chapter Communication Director, Bud Hartley. UMRI features guests for 30-40 minute presentations that shed daylight on good works done in the name of the Mississippi and its uplands, to uplift our shared goals for a cleaner river, a cared for environment, and kinder communities. Recorded programs are available shortly after they air live.


February 14, 2023
7:00 pm CST