Facilitator: Hawkwood & Jojo Mehta
Event time: Thu 25th Apr 2019 at 9:30am - Thu 25th Apr 2019 at 11:00am
You will probably have heard by now that Polly left this dimension peacefully on the afternoon of Easter/Êostre Sunday. It was her express wish that the event goes ahead in her absence. It shall be an honouring of Polly and her work. Jojo Mehta shall be speaking and will also be including words from Polly.
She was adamant that nobody should be turned away, but please bear in mind that the audience is likely to extend to the garden if there is insufficient room in the hall.
One of Polly’s last requests was that food be shared at the event, so please make an organic vegetarian contribution to a shared brunch.
The event is free but booking essential via this website or by calling 01453 759034. Tea and coffee by donation.
9.30 am arrival for 10.00 am start. The event will finish at 11.00 am with tea and coffee.
Polly Higgins began her career as a lawyer in London (called to the Bar 1998) where she was a barrister specialising in corporate and employment law, with experience in the criminal courts and civil law practice. Asking herself “how do we create a legal duty of care for the Earth?” Polly left her successful court work turned her attention full-time to examine what law is required to defend one client, the Earth. In 2010 she presented to the United Nations her proposal for ecocide to become an international crime, to protect the Earth from ecological and climate ecocide (ecosystem loss or damage caused by corporate and/or State senior officials). She has been working on this ever since.
She is founder of Mission Life Force and Earth Protectors.
"Ecocide is, in essence, the very antithesis of life. It leads to resource depletion, and where there is an escalation of resource depletion, war comes chasing behind. Where such destruction arises out of the actions of mankind, ecocide can be regarded as a crime against peace."
- Polly Higgins