Conversation with Maya K. van Rossum | The Green Amendment
In preparation for Earth Day 2023, join us in the library or online for a conversation with Maya K. van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: The People's Fight for a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environment, a roadmap to a healthier world—one that uses the law to empower activists and provide hope for communities everywhere. Joining van Rossum are Delaware State Representative Madinah Wilson-Anton, lead sponsor of Delaware's proposed Green Amendment, and Delaware State Representative Kerri Evelyn Harris.
In The Green Amendment, veteran environmentalist Maya K. van Rossum presents her radically simple plan for a green future: bypass local laws and turn to the ultimate authority—our state and federal constitutions—to ensure we have the right to a healthy environment. Through compelling interviews with activists on the ground, clear evidence from experts, and heartbreaking stories from those hit hardest by environmental ruin, this book lights the path forward.
Maya K. van Rossum has served as the Delaware Riverkeeper since 1996, championing the rights of over 17 million people to a free-flowing, clean, and healthy Delaware River and its tributary streams. In 2013, she was one of the original petitioners in the landmark Robinson Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania case. Since 2002, she has served as an adjunct professor and director of the Environmental Law Clinic at Temple’s Beasley School of Law, which she founded. van Rossum published the first edition of her book, The Green Amendment, in 2017. She lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania with her family.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes signed. Books will be available for sale and for signing at the event.
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