Green Amendment Book Signing & Discussion with Maya Van Rossum

     Sidewalk Signing & Book Discussion The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment. Join us on November 18th, 2017 for a day of book signing and discussion with Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper. Maya will be signing her new book The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment, at Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA in the afternoon, followed by an evening session inside Farley’s with a presentation, Q&A, and more book signing!  Come out and meet Maya, pick up a copy of the book, and learn about the future of environmental advocacy.

What & When: Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

1:00-4:00 pm—Sidewalk Singing: meet Maya and get a signed copy of the book at Farley’s!

7:00 – 9:00 pm: Join Maya for a talk, Q&A, and book signing at Farley's Back room

Where: Farley’s Bookshop, 44 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938

About the book: In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces.  The solution, argues Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum in a pathbreaking book, is to bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority: our state and federal constitutions. In 2013, van Rossum and her team won a watershed legal victory that not only protected Pennsylvania communities from ruthless frackers, but affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment. Following this victory, van Rossum inaugurated the Green Amendment movement, dedicated to empowering every American community to mobilize for constitutional change. In The Green Amendment, van Rossum lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will finally empower people. We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to claim that right—for our own sake and that of future generations. The Green Amendment includes a powerful forward authored by Mark Ruffalo, which supports the visionary constitutional path advocated for in the book.

About the Author: Maya K. van Rossum is the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.  The Delaware Riverkeeper Network works throughout the four states of the Delaware River watershed (NY, NJ, PA & DE) and at the national level using advocacy, science and litigation.  DRN's main office in Bristol, PA .  van Rossum has led DRN for over 23 years.  During van Rossum's leadership, the organization, and van Rossum herself, were the lead plaintiffs that brought forth the legal arguments that inspired the PA Supreme Court to breathe life into PA's long ignored environmental rights amendment.  van Rossum is currently advancing The Green Amendment movement, seeking to inspire and secure constitutional protection for environmental rights across the nation.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Farley's Bookshop
44 South Main Street
New Hope, PA 18938
The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633310216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disruption Books - November 14th, 2017



Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over forty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.