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HAWAII GREEN AMENDMENT

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“Part of the value of a Green  Amendment is not just its legal strength in support of advocacy and legal challenges when necessary, but it is also the moral and logical sense it makes – clean water and air, a stable climate, and a healthy environment as rights for all.  This basic truth about environmental

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“Green Amendments are powerful for advancing environmental justice protections by ensuring government officials are protecting the environmental rights of all people and are constitutionally prohibited from creating environmental sacrifice zones.”  – Maya K. van Rossum, Founder of Green Amendments for the Generations and author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Rights to A Healthy Environment End

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“Our laws fundamentally fail us because it’s all about accepting and permitting pollution, not preventing it before it happens. The Green Amendment totally flips that legal regime… It has to be about preventing harm first, not just accepting it and managing it.” – Maya K. van Rossum, Founder of Green Amendments for the Generations and

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