Protecting Rights of Nature,
Advancing Local Self-Government
We recognize our interdependence, responsibilities, and obligations for maintaining a balance with Nature.
Add your community to an emerging network of communities across Virginia dedicated to the right to local self-government, committed to advancing democratic change and protecting the Rights of Nature through rights-based organizing.
Link to the global movement for Community Rights and the Rights of Nature to advance democratic, environmental, economic, and social rights for local communities.
For our most current actions, please visit the Communities landing page.
Environmental Poker Match
Virginia Community Rights Network (VACRN) guides, supports, and encourages local efforts to recognize and legally secure the Rights of Nature and Communities to a healthy environment through self-government at the city, county, and state level. VACRN is dedicated to challenging the injustice of ‘illegitimate’ corporate rights that impede local and direct democracy, through educational training, workshops, campaign strategy development, and public outreach.