Why do we need to protect our right to a healthful environment and a stable climate?
MDEHR believes a healthful environment is a human right and that belief helps define who we are as a campaign and why we advocate for a constitutional amendment that protects this fundamental right. MDEHR has created a pledge that speaks to what we believe and what we know. Our campaign pledges to:
- CARE for each other and our natural environment,
- WORK to address environmental health disparities,
- RESPECT the fundamental right of all humans to live in a healthful environment, and
- ADVOCATE for laws to protect this right
STAND WITH US. Read and sign the pledge here.
MDEHR in collaboration with the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, GreenGrace (Maryland Episcopal Environmental Partners), and the DE-MD Lutheran Synod co-hosted Environmental Justice Training. This 5-week program featured three webinars led by environmental advocates on the history of environmental justice, environmental health disparities and climate justice, and advocacy in action. MDEHR added a fourth webinar with Mariah Davis, Policy and Campaign Manager with Choose Clean Water Coalition on how to be an effective ally. You can watch the recording here.
Watch the first three webinars on the history of environmental justice, environmental health disparities and climate justice, and advocacy in action on the MDEHR YouTube channel.
A program description and a list of environmental justice and advocacy resources are available here.
The Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights hosts webinars on topics related to its campaign goals: environmental health, environmental justice, and public health. Upcoming webinars will be posted here or sign up for email updates to receive webinar invitations to watch live.
Previously recorded Zoom webinars are available on the MDEHR YouTube channel. Our latest webinar is a Student Action Panel for Environmental Rights which features youth leaders from Sunrise Movement Chapters in Frederick, Baltimore, and the University of Maryland. Watch the webinar below.
The Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights is committed to taking action and advocating for change in existing environmental laws and policies and working in a coalition to support new environmental health and justice laws. Petitions and other legislative and regulatory actions will be posted here. Sign up for email updates to learn about the latest advocacy campaigns.
Volunteers are essential to our work and success. Many voices joined together in support of a single goal are both powerful and empowering. Sign up to volunteer here.