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Dec 4 Ambassador Training
MDEHR Ambassadors are individuals who are passionate about protecting everyone’s right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment, and are committed to working with us to place such a right in Maryland’s state constitution. MDEHR Ambassadors will learn the history, use and legal and moral impact of such foundational rights and be trained to speak on behalf of the MDEHR about the need for this amendment to their friends and communities, which could include any groups you are affiliated with (civic groups, faith groups, hobby clubs, walking, fishing, biking, gardening, book groups, etc.).
MDEHR is holding a Zoom orientation and training on Sunday, December 4 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Sign up to join us!
Join us in supporting the Environmental Human Rights Amendment. Read the petition here and add your name!
It is a moral imperative to protect the basic human dignity of having a healthful environment. Environmental pollution and degradation is disproportionately concentrated in communities of color and low income neighborhoods, which results in health disparities and increased rates of chronic heart and lung disorders, cancer and now covid19. A constitutional right would empower Marylanders, state and local governments to protect and defend this right. A constitutional right would be the foundation for improved laws and regulations, and act as a true guardrail to prevent the most egregious forms of harmful actions now and for future generations, providing environmental justice in our state.
Do you value the fundamental human right to clean air, clean water, healthy soil, and a stable climate? Do you want to legally require our state and local government to protect our public natural resources, on behalf of current and future generations? Then join us in advocating to pass a constitutional amendment to protect the people’s right to a healthful environment in Maryland.
Changing our state constiution will take many voices working together to persuade the Maryland General Assembly to put this on the ballot in 2022. Volunteer to be an advocate.
Sign up for MDEHR campaign email updates to get the latest information on the campaign and the ways you can support passing the environmental human rights amendment.
MDEHR is blogging weekly about issues that impact our right to a healthful environment and stable climate in Maryland. Follow our blog at www.mdehr.org/stories. Want to receive a weekly email with the link to the latest blog? Sign up here for email updates.
Learn More ~ Webinars
MDEHR is committed to educating the public, the environmental community, and legislators about environmental human rights and the state constitutional amendment that would protect these rights. MDEHR also hosts webinars about advocacy, environmentla justice, environmental rights, environmental rights constitutional amendments, and environmental policy. You can view a listing of on demand recordings at www.mdehr.org/actions/webinars.
You can receive notifications about upcoming webinars on Zoom, by signing up for email updates. Subscribe to the MDEHR YouTube channel to get notified when new videos are posted.
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.
Volunteers are essential to our work and success. Many voices joined together in support of a single goal are both powerful and empowering. MDEHR is looking for volunteers to educate community groups, state and local representatives, create and share social media posts, blog, and research.
We can’t do this alone. We need your hands and your voice to pass the environmental human rights amendment in Maryland. Sign up to volunteer here.
A shout out of thanks to our wonderful volunteers and advisors who are giving their time, energy and talents to this cause.