I am a lawyer who loves the Earth. It’s not often lawyers talk about love – and it feels strange to do so. However, I believe love and law can be brought together and when the two meet, the potential to create new laws that put people and planet first is born.
I’m rethinking law; my vision is a world in which people are thriving in harmony with nature. I believe in well-being for all beings.
I’m spending much of my time writing, speaking and advising on an international law of Ecocide. My team (a bunch of bright and young lawyers) help me take my work across the world. We advise at all levels; governmental, legal and non-legal. We connect with a wide-range of organisations who are working from the same premise; who believe that we can live in harmony with nature and who love the Earth. You can read more about our work here.
When I’m not wearing my Earth law hat, I am exploring big questions, such as how to create maximum freedom for humanity to be creative from a place of love? I love nature and when I get the chance, I love to explore. My husband and I love mooching in nature and we greatly love being together on a mountain or being near water.
I’m a lover of good organic food, am passionate about seaweed, raw chocolate and organic whisky (I love it!), and I am greatly nourished when I connect time out with friends with my passion for being in nature.
I love art; I spent a year in Austria studying Hundertwasser and his ecological philosophies. 17th Century Dutch art has long been a source of inspiration for me and the British Museum is my favourite museum in London.
I’m a Scot who lives in London; at the weekend I’m sometimes to be found at the cinema for a film or mooching around a gallery. On Sacred Wednesdays (my day out) I love walking with a friend on Hampstead Heath.
I’m a woman who cares deeply about our Earth.
I AM DARING TO BE GREAT
I’ve set myself a challenge – to dare to be great. For me that means 100% in service to something bigger than the self. That’s a big challenge:-) I think we can all dare to be great, and believe we all have the capacity for greatness in us, all we need do is set the intent. The challenges that daring to be great brings are the challenges that empower us to step up and speak out. You can watch my TED talk on Daring to be Great here. Just imagine the world we will be in when many of us dare to be great.
MY WISH IS TO END ECOCIDE BY 2020.
I believe we can do this. All it takes is for we the people of the world to make it come true.
Wish20 is a Global Citizens Initiative to gather support for ending Ecocide by 2020. Please help me make my wish come true.
Please share WISH20 on social media
- The hashtag is #WISH20
- http://bit.ly/WISH20 links to our petition
- http://bit.ly/WISH20donate links to our donate page
YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
A draft Ecocide Directive has been put forward by the new European Citizen’s Initiative – 1 million votes from EU citizens gets it tabled. This is a historic moment where a law that will stop mass damage and destruction and create a legal duty of care can be voted by you! EndEcocide.eu is the website where you can read more and make sure that your vote is heard.
You can read all about the proposal for an international law of Ecocide at eradicatingecocide.com