Markie Miller is a Rights of Nature advocate in Toledo, Ohio. In 2014, nearly 500,000 people in and around her community lost access to clean and safe drinking water for three days due to a toxic algal bloom in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. This crisis was the catalyst for her work and passion for the Rights of Nature Movement. She played a crucial role in petitioning, campaigning, and eventually passing the Lake Erie Bill of Rights – a local law recognizing the legal right of Lake Erie to exist, flourish, and naturally evolve. She is an ambassador for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights and the Rights of Nature, speaking at the United Nations, appearing on The Daily Show, and numerous local, national and international media outlets.
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