By End Ecocide in Europe
Nov 11, 2013
This is an action aimed to reach 1 million votes of EU citizens for a new law proposal to end the mass destruction of our planet. This is called Ecocide. Please join the Initiative!
What is ECOCIDE?
Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaning house or home and the Latin caederemeaning strike down, demolish, kill. It literally translates to killing our home.
End Ecocide in Europe is a grass-roots initiative aimed at protecting ecosystems by making their destruction a crime for which those responsible can be held accountable. This crime has a name: Ecocide. Watch the animation and vote today to end ecocide.
The law of ecocide has the potential to trigger the transformation to a sustainable low-carbon world as most of the major causes of emissions (deep sea drilling, fracking, oil spills, open coal mining, large-scale deforestation, etc) potentially cause ecocide and could become illegal when the initiative is successful.
The EU has the power to introduce such a law and when at least 1 million EU citizens support the proposal, EU policy-makers will be legally obliged to consider it. Vote online, spread the word, and get involved. Every vote counts. www.endecocide.eu
WHY WE NEED IT
to act as one law to end different types of environmental destruction
to hold decision makers directly liable
to preserve and protect biodiversity
to protect entire ecosystems, not just individual elements such as soil, air, fauna & flora
to trigger the transformation to a green economy
to honour our duty to future generations
to contribute to a shift in values to give the earth its own rights
What To Do
Here are five easy steps you can take, that multiplied can create waves.
1. Try to find a VIP, a celebrity
that can speak out about End Ecocide If you need inspiration,have a look at this list
2. Make sure all of your friends, family, colleagues have signed. Each of us has a unique network whom only you can reach.
5. Find a local Ecocide case
on FB, blogs, articles, and ask the group to support the initiative and collect signatures.