Maine White Pine Cone

MAINE PINE TREE AMENDMENT

What is the Pine Tree Amendment?

The Pine Tree Amendment is Maine’s Version of a Green Amendment: a Bill of Rights Amendment that recognizes the protects the rights of all people in the state, including present and future generations, to clean water, clean air and a healthy environment.

Green Amendments For The Generations

Securing a Constitutional Right to Pure Water, Clean Air, a Stable Climate & Healthy Environments, For All People, Including Future Generations, Regardless of Race, Ethnicity, Religion or Income.

The goal of the Green Amendments For The Generations is to advance a Green Amendment movement that sweeps the nation and secures for all people constitutional recognition and protection of their inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, a stable climate  and healthy environments.  We seek to inspire and support pursuit and passage of self-executing, environmental rights amendments in the Bill of Rights section of every state constitution across the U.S. and ultimately at the federal level.  Once accomplished, we will work with communities to ensure their strong and meaningful implementation and enforcement.

Green Amendments For The Generations is a national movement to protect your environmental rights.

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Talk with Maya
Maya K. van Rossum has served as the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network since 1996. Talk with Maya now.
The Green Amendment
Learn about "The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment" - a book by Maya K. van Rossum.

Land Acknowledgment

We occupy, work, farm, and fish on the unceded territory of the Wabanaki People.

We welcome and foster relationships with the tribes who sustainably stewarded this land for millennia. We acknowledge and lament the history of and ongoing violence and the many forms of taking that result from Colonization and systemic white supremacy. We commit to supporting the efforts of Wabanaki People to restore their cultural lifeways and relationship to this beautiful place we now call Maine.

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“Invite me to speak, helping to inspire our nation to demand Pennsylvania’s promise of environmental protection for all.”

—Maya K. Van Rossum, The Delaware Riverkeeper