DiscoverTED Talks DailyWhy lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans | Kelsey Leonard
Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans | Kelsey Leonard

Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans | Kelsey Leonard

Update: 2019-12-1322
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Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected -- leaving many communities without access to safe drinking water, says legal scholar Kelsey Leonard. In this powerful talk, she shows why granting lakes and rivers legal "personhood" -- giving them the same legal rights as humans -- is the first step to protecting our bodies of water and fundamentally transforming how we value this vital resource.
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Miss T

what have I done for water today? Did I connect w/ nature today?

Dec 25th
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Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans | Kelsey Leonard

Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans | Kelsey Leonard

Kelsey Leonard