“My generation and generations to come deserve to have a livable planet. The earth belongs to all of us; it is a public trust.” -Glori
I am suing the government to require action so that the environment remains usable for me and my entire generation. I became a petitioner on the Petition for Rule Making in Iowa when I was 13, and asked the state government to reduce CO2 emissions. I presented my petition to the Board of Commissioners at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Unfortunately, the board was not impressed with my petition and I was criticized for being a vegetarian. But, the experience has empowered me.
When I was in fifth grade, I ran for class president. My entire campaign focused on making my school and fellow classmates more environmentally conscious.
We need to take care of the environment because, when we look up into the sky, we all look at the same sky. And if we hurt the environment, we hurt all of us. And, we hurt nobody more than the youngest generation.
You can screen Glori's video in your own community to start a discussion on climate change, and the contributing factors of meat production and food transportation. Community impacts include flooding and local food production. Using the screening guide below, and other resources, your community can become more aware of the climate crisis. And do something about it.
Do you want to take legal action in your own state? Join the iMatter Youth Council and let us know! You can help hold your government accountable to the public trust doctrine that protects the atmosphere as a public resource.
Glori and her attorney, Chandler Dutton, deliver their lawsuit to the Iowa Supreme Court on May 1, 2012.
by Glori dei Filappone
Do you want to take Do you want to take legal action in your own state? Join the iMatter Youth Council and let us know! You can help hold your government accountable to the public trust doctrine that protects the atmosphere as a public resource.
37% of the world's methane emissions are from cows and other livestock. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Studies have shown that livestock and meat production accounts for just over HALF of all greenhouse gas emissions!
It doesn't work to try to force other people to eat like I do. But it does help to get involved with local, organic farms, community gardens, and farmer's markets. I volunteer every week at our local farmer's market. It's fun...plus I know I'm helping people making healthy choices that will help the planet.
“My generation and generations to come deserve to have a livable planet. The earth belongs to all of us; it is a public trust.” Glori dei Filippone
"Glori vs The State of Iowa"
April 19, 2012