Town of Crestone, Colorado, Takes Bold Step by Recognizing the Inherent Rights of Nature


Town of Crestone, Colorado Takes Bold Step by Recognizing the Inherent Rights of Nature

Photo by Fredlyfish4 Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Fredlyfish4 Wikimedia Commons

The Town of Crestone’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution last month recognizing the rights of nature. Crestone, Colorado now joins dozens of communities, cities, and nations around the world that recognize nature’s inherent rights

“We humans can no longer fail to acknowledge, to protect, and to preserve the rights of nature,” said Crestone’s Mayor, Kairina Danforth. “Our community is humbled to join in this clarion call to recognize officially that nature, natural ecosystems, communities, and all species possess intrinsic and inalienable rights which must be effectuated to protect life on Earth.”

In addition to recognizing the rights of nature, the resolution also highlights the long-standing relationship between the Crestone community and its natural environment, which it states provides them with “nourishment, inner peace, and spiritual renewal.” The resolution goes on to state that residents “reciprocate these gifts by serving as stewards of the natural environment.”

9/4/2018 4:30:30 PM

I can NOT support the U.N. Agenda 21. None of us will own property and our government will decide where we will live. I don't want to live in a condo or apartment in a city. I practice organics and I have always had great respect for this planet that was given to us by God to protect and care for. The future will be about no one owning land. If you give up this right, you will loose many more. The more you allow others to control, the more control they want. The gap is getting wider.

8/13/2018 6:25:04 PM

Reminds me of the Christoper Stone book "Should Trees Have Standing". Excellent read! Way to go Crestone!!!

8/10/2018 8:58:01 AM

I just signed up last week for your awesome farmstead articles. I hope my money doesn't go to support this insane ideology. Nature does not have rights - period. We human beings are blessed by God to have nature and we are to respect, nourish and care for what we have been given. KISS; take what you need and leave it better for future generations.

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