In places around the globe, small groups of people are able to make a change in their environment by using their ability to speak out for justice. No matter the size of the group of people or the size of the impact their fight will make, change is happening everywhere and we just need to unify the fight.
A lawsuit against the 33 European nations represents the precedent for a global fight. Director of the Global Legal Action Network has said how “highly important” this fight for environmental protection is. A fight from the native Waorani tribe against the Ecuadorian government prevents the unjust seizure of natural land to feed to large, polluting corporations.
Whether it be a large scale fight for justice in all of Europe or a small fight for justice in the land of Ecuador, legal justice and protection for the natural world is an increasingly necessary and powerful fight.
It’s not just in these places where this change is necessary. Around the world with global average temperatures rising, water supplies and soil, that are vital to so many animals’ habitats, are slowly drying out. Organizations like the Global Legal Action Network are making the right steps to fight for environmental justice to help save our sick planet.