We are our environment and our environment is us: what we eat, what we use and discard, how we treat animals and the earth.
All have an imprint on us, all imprint the earth.
It is time to safeguard the earth as if we were safeguarding our own short life.
Please see Elizabeth’s writing on the environment below, to read more:
- June 2015 Fracking: Writer, contributor and editor of A Guide to Rights-Based Advocacy: International Human Rights Law and Fracking (right). How the international human rights framework can be used to initiate rights-based advocacy against human rights violations that result from the harm caused by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
- September 2014 Indigenous Rights: When the earth is cut: A poem about indigenous rights and the environment. Can the rest of the world learn what aboriginals know: That when the earth is cut, so are we.
- April 2014 Food Sustainability: Someone, something, somewhere pays: A poem about food sustainability. A factory farmed chicken fillet may seem a bargain, but what about the true cost? From environmental pollution to animal welfare, from a human health crisis to trafficking for forced labour in food processing plants. It adds up to a lot more than £1.50.
- December 2006 Indigenous Rights: Maori and human rights in New Zealand. A study by Massey university in January 2006 found that disconnection from Maori culture is a key factor behind the high rates of Maori suicide and attempted suicide in New Zealand.