‘Green Amendment’ discussion and book signing set April 4

March 29, 2023

In advance of Earth Day, the Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books will welcome veteran environmentalist Maya K. van Rossum at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, for a discussion and book signing of “The Green Amendment: The People’s Fight for a Clean, Safe and Healthy Environment” at the library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes.

Van Rossum will be joined by Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton, D-Newark, lead sponsor of Delaware’s proposed Green Amendment, and Rep. Kerri Evelyn Harris, D-Dover. The talk will also be available to view live via Zoom.

In “The Green Amendment,” van Rossum provides a roadmap to a healthier world, one that uses the law to empower activists and provide hope for communities everywhere. Her radically simple plan proposes bypassing local laws, and turning to state and federal constitutions to ensure people have the right to a healthy environment.

Through compelling interviews with activists on the ground, clear evidence from experts, and heartbreaking stories from those hit hardest by environmental ruin, the book lights a path forward.

Van Rossum has served as the Delaware Riverkeeper since 1996, championing the rights of more than 17 million people to a free-flowing, clean and healthy Delaware River and its tributary streams. In 2013, she was one of the original petitioners in the landmark Robinson Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania case. Since 2002, she has served as an adjunct professor and director of the environmental law clinic she founded at Temple’s Beasley School of Law.

Registration is required at or the library website, Participants will be asked to select virtual or in-person attendance.

Participants are encouraged to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from local independent bookstore Browseabout Books. Each copy will be signed. Orders may be placed online at, by calling the store at 302-226-2665, or in person at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

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