Stephanie Wyatt, 20, from Dorset has set up the first petition to create Equal Rights for Mother Earth.
From studying a Law Degree, Stephanie has a keen interest in environmental law and preserving and restoring our planet.
In her petition she states that “As humans we have rights for clean water, we have a rights to protect us from torture and a rights for Equality. But why does this not apply to our Environment. We need our environment to have equal rights, we can make this change and the time is now. There has been a vast growth in laws to protect the environment, but global failure to enforce these. This can be solved. The solutions are out there. And one day we will have a consistent quality of Earth worldwide.”
Stephanie has been advocating for change from a very young age where she started working on humanitarian projects across the Word. She set up her own project in 2017 where she tackled not only the world’s second largest polluting industry, clothing, but also period poverty. She makes re-usable sanitary wear for the girls of Kenya which enables them to go to school.
She says “Setting up this petition I am representing the environmental legal sector in a bid to create justice for our Earth, it has been stated that we have only 15 years before the effect we have had on our planet is irreversible.”
Back in June she was awarded the title of Miss Earth England and will be flying out to the Philippines next month to compete for the International Title of Miss Earth, a pageant that is focused on advocating for the environment.
If you would like to be a part of this global change you can sign this petition – http://chng.it/QL2DdgMr