Member Michelle Bender

Michelle Bender is the Ocean Campaigns Director at the Earth Law Center where she is the founder and leading expert in the movement towards "Ocean Rights," an ecocentric framework to protect and restore ocean health. Her Ocean Rights ebook is available on Amazon, and has authored/coauthored chapters in United Nations A Better World Vol. 6, Transforming our Relationship with the Ocean- changing values to ensure conservation, and Sustainability and Rights of Nature; CRC Press. Michelle is also on the Executive Committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. Additionally, in 2018, she was named one of the fifteen "Youth Ocean Leaders" at the World Ocean Summit and in 2017 accepted as a member of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law.