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Earth Law Center

At Earth Law Center (ELC), we advance a new generation of Earth-centered laws and movements. A primary focus of our work is the Rights of Nature movement, which seeks to establish legal rights for ecosystems and species—just as humans and even corporations have rights. We also work to give Nature a formal voice in the law by establishing legal guardianship bodies for rivers and forests and giving the planet a voice and vote in corporations, such as through board seats for Nature. Finally, ELC works to train a new generation of lawyers and advocates with innovative tools to solve root causes of the environmental crisis. Please join us in our movement to put Nature into the core of our legal systems!