Local Law

Local Ordinances in the USA

See the local ordinances pioneered by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) in the United States of America, which works with communities to establish Community Rights – so that communities are empowered to protect the health, safety, and welfare of both local residents and the natural environment as a means of establishing environmental and economic sustainability.  Community Rights is a paradigm shift, a move away from unsustainable projects and practices at the cost of communities and nature, and toward community decision-making, while recognising and protecting our interdependence with nature.