"We are nature, so destruction of nature is destruction of ourselves. We need
to save nature to save ourselves." Satish Kumar
activist and editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Jain monk and nuclear
disarmament advocate, pacifist
Hello dear supporters!
Every vote counts! We are approaching the deadline
to get 1 million votes, every vote makes the case
stronger to promote the law against Ecocide. We are proud to say that there are
already 80 thousand European Citizens that support the initiative! This is an
important step for our growing movement, and it will continue as you will hear in the
coming weeks. And now for some updates -
Ecocide cases in Europe and the world
- Fight against Ecocide in Romania is getting bloody. In Pungesti
village where Chevron is about to explore shale gas opportunities, protesters
faced armed forces and police brutality while demonstrating non-violently. Read more here. This is not the only Ecocide in Romania. Another threatened area
is Rosia Montana where they plan to open a second open-mine that will
require the use of cyanide to extract gold and is expected to require the
destruction of three villages and four mountain tops. This is a potential Ecocide
too read more here.
- While we still don't have the law to try companies which cause Ecocide we
do have a "shame award". Companies that are responsible for "human and
labor rights violations, environmental destruction or corruption" can win the
prestigious prize as the worst company of the year. This idea is run by the Public
Eye awards in partnership with Greenpeace and Berne Declaration. Go and
vote - here
(**The website is available in French, Spanish , German and a few more languages)
Please join our initiative on causes.com to get more updates and invite all of
your friends, European or Non-European to spread the word internationally. https://www.causes.com/endecocide
- The Federation of Young European
Greens (FYEG) and the European Green Party have declared their support for End Ecocide
- End Ecocide has
been covered extensively by the press. See for example the interview by Lucia,
the Italian Coordinator with Telecolor in Cremona. Do you have any contacts
with local, national or international television or radio? Please let us know! .
- Prisca, our director, handed over the overall PEA Award to this year’s
winner on behalf of last year’s winner Polly Higgins. See the winners here.
- Prisca Merz participated in a conference entitled “An ECI that works” to
advocate for improving the ECI. In the conference different initiatives shared
their learnings and discussed the pros and cons such as useful existing tools and
support, necessary changes in rules and required new tools and additional
opportunities. Read more here.
- Thomas, our IT committe member and Austrian
coordinator, had a presentation on the national congress of the green party in
- New videos and new supporters on our YouTube channel –End Ecocide In Europe
December 11 - Prisca Merz, Director End Ecocide in Europe, speaking in the
plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels
December 14 – Twitter Day – help us tweet and raise awareness to increase the
number of signatures – see here
January 5 – Deadline for End Ecocide Video Competition – We are launching a
video competition for a short video, with a prize of €500 going to the winner and 4
prizes of €100 going to 4 runners-up. The video should encourage viewers to vote for
the initiative. For more info – click
Thank you for your support and help in this campaign! We only have a little bit
more than a month left to collect the remaining votes.
We can achieve this only together. NOW IS THE TIME! Spread the word and tell
your family and all your friends and colleagues, who haven't heard about us. Ask them to sign too!
For any questions or comments please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org