I just found out about this: http://www.treeshaverightstoo.com/universal-declaration-of-planetary-rights.
All I can think to say is YES, YES, YES, YES, and YES.
This was first presented a year ago and is now being integrated into the forthcoming Copenhagen Treaty currently being drafted for the international climate change negotiations being held this December. To find out more, explore the Trees Have Rights Too website.
It is encouraging to learn that this kind of environmental activism is happening on the global level. I also learned today that Obama has chosen someone connected to the pesticide industry to be the chief agricultural negotiator in the office of the US Trade Representative. These are the guys who wrote to his wife in the summer, urging her to stop misleading the public by encouraging them to grow organic gardens. Yeah.
There hasn’t been a time when political activism is more necessary than now. And guess what? Such activism will make you happy. So go to it. Change the world–or some definite part of it–for the better.