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January 30, 2024. Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper and Founder of Green Amendments for the Generations provided testimony before the Washington state House Environment and Energy Committee on the need for a Green Amendment in the state.

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The Held v. Montana case set a huge precedent, affirming Montanan’s constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment. For the first time ever, it declared that their fundamental right includes the right to a safe and stable climate. What other states have constitutional Green Amendments or are seeking to achieve them? Are there other victories based on Green Amendments that protect our environment and environmental rights? On October 4th, we brought legal experts together to explore how Held v. Montana and Green Amendments intersect to provide unparalleled protections for present and future generations.

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On April 19 Green Amendments for the Generations Founder and Delaware Riverkeeper May van Rossum spoke at the Connecticut Climate Mobilization event about the need to adopt an environmental rights amendment in the state.

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Youth Leaders from across New Jersey rallied at a virtual press conference to call on their legislators to protect their environmental rights and advance a NJ Green Amendment.

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by Alex Djordjevic

A community in Chester County, Pennsylvania has been fighting the state and township to clean up and remediate an abandoned toxic site which has been polluting the community for decades. Frustrated by government inaction, residents have turned to using Pennsylvania’s Green Amendment to protect public health, safety, and their community.

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Tune in every week to join lifelong environmental activist, Maya van Rossum, and her daughter Anneke a young activist herself, explore pressing issues around environmental protection, environmental justice, and the need for greater community engagement for securing social change.

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Maya van Rossum on the Sustainable Jungle Podcast, Episode 47 – Your Constitutional Right to a Healthy Environment | 2019-12-12

Maya van Rossum on the Richard Eeds Show on KTRC Santa Fe | 2019-08-21

Maya van Rossum on KYRS Radio “Earth Matters Now” | 2019-06-04

Maya van Rossum on Reality Check with Charles Ellison | 2019-04-17

Maya van Rossum on Problem Solver Politics with Cardon Ellis | 2019-03-17

Maya van Rossum on Reality Check with Charles Ellison | 2019-02-06

Maya van Rossum on Trenton365 with Jacque Pierre Howard | 2019-02-05

Maya van Rossum on KGO810 with Ethan Bearman | 2019-01-21

Maya van Rossum on WISR-AM “It’s Your Turn” with Dave Malarkey (Pittsburgh) | 2018-09-28

Maya van Rossum on KMOX-FM St. Louis on “Total Information AM Sunday” with Brian Kelly | 2018-09-23

Maya van Rossum speaks with Ethan Bearman on KGO 810 in California | 2018-07-24

Maya van Rossum speaks with 411 Teen Tallahassee | 2018-07-01

Maya van Rossum speaks with Sierra Club SEPA about pursuing an environmental rights amendment | 2018-06-05

Maya van Rossum with Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY Radio Times | 2018-05-22

Maya van Rossum with Warren Lawrence at WKNY in the Morning | 2018-04-30

Maya van Rossum with Warren Lawrence at WKNY in the Morning | 2018-04-30

Maya van Rossum with Kate Stauffer on The Nonprofit Experience, Episode 43 – “They Need to Know” | 2019-11-13

Maya van Rossum on Carbon Removal Newsroom with Nori | 2019-09-30

Maya Van Rossum weighs in on the Governor Cuomo’s announced plastic bag ban as well as her new book on Capitol Pressroom | 2018-04-24

Maya van Rossum on WCHE West Chester Fresh Perspective Radio | 2018-04-19

Maya van Rossum joins Kay Wood and Linda Rosenwein of Planet Philadelphia to start off Earth Day Weekend | 2018-04-20

Maya van Rossum with Jami Floyd on Midday on WNYC  | 2018-02-23

Maya van Rossum with KJZZ radio speaking on Green Amendments | 2018-02-12

Maya van Rossum with Myanna Dellinger on the Global Energy and Environmental Law Podcast | 2018-02-07

Maya van Rossum interview with Alex Wise of Sea Change Radio Podcast | 2018-02-06

Maya van Rossum on N2theGarden Radio Podcast | 2018-01-17

Maya van Rossum with Jacque Howard of Trenton365 at Classics Books & Gifts Book event in New Jersey | 2018-01-13

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Maya van Rossum interview with Marjorie Alexander on A Sustainable Mind podcast | 2017-11-14

Maya van Rossum interview with Charles Ellison on WURD Radio Reality Check | 2017-11-08

Maya van Rossum interview with Tim Farley on Politics of the United States (P.O.T.U.S) on SiriusXM | 2016-04-07

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A Healthy River: Protecting It for the Generations | Maya Van Rossum | TEDxStroudsburgLibrary | 2015-10-17