All our team have worked pro bono to bring the Mission to life. The Earth Protectors Trust Fund itself is not intended for our use; it exclusively for the Trust Purpose, which is principally the travel, accommodation, conferencing and legal representation costs of those small and climate vulnerable States’ delegates and lawyers that have the courage to advance ecocide law.
If you feel inspired to support our “back office” core costs including legal advice and support for Conscientious Protectors - either as a one-off gift or a regular donation - please use the Paypal button below. You can also contact us for bank details if you prefer a direct transfer.
Any gift, however small, will help us greatly - our intention, beyond the core costs (premises, overheads, tech support etc) of managing Mission LifeForce, is to be able to fund our volunteer directors Polly & Jojo, who give themselves wholeheartedly and full time to the Mission whether or not the funds are there. We would love to enable them to continue this important work in a supported way. Scroll down to meet us…
THE LAWYER - Polly Higgins
Polly is the leading international expert and adviser on ecocide law, which she proposed into the United Nations International Law Commission in 2010. She is a barrister, award winning author and public speaker.
“The choice is simple: protect our Earth (both in action and in law) or let it be plundered. This is a mission on a grand scale, with the power to protect the lives of millions of us, human and non-human. For me it is unconscionable to walk away. That is why we have called it Mission LifeForce.”
THE ACTIVIST - Jojo Mehta
Jojo is a well-known UK campaigner against dangerous industrial activities such as fracking and incineration. She is a writer, public speaker and motivator.
"Recklessly harming the earth is a crime. To recognise this is to act from my conscience to protect her, just as I would act to protect my children - and all our children. In truth it is one and the same, for this Earth is their future."
THE ORGANISER - Sarah Lunnon
In a previous life Sarah was a local authority councillor and parliamentary candidate, calling for action on bio-diversity and pollution. With her clarity, experience and sheer down-to-earth practicality, she keeps us in on track and in touch.
THE DUTCH CONNECTION - Katy van Tergouw
Katy is an environmentalist that sticks to what she believes in. She is responsible for organisation and communication in and around the Netherlands which includes giving all-round assistance to Polly Higgins.
THE SPANISH CONNECTION - Anita Fay
Coming from a Transition Town background, Anita has decades of experience in bringing people who care together, organising events and setting up support networks. She is heading up the Spanish language outreach for Mission LifeForce - watch this space...
THE TECHIE - Coen Dahlhaus
Technology addict and entrepreneur Coen founded Heroes & Friends, which is the crowdsourcing platform we use and a fantastic tool for grassroots movements. He is the key digital co-ordinator for the mission and without him you wouldn’t be reading this.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Alastair Malir
Alastair keeps a close eye on Polly's established ecocide law material on Facebook and keeps it in sync with the Mission. He's a voice of reason, passionate in his advocacy - and saintlike in his patience.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Simon Paul Sutton
Simon helps to maintain Polly's personal Facebook pages and make sure they keep up with her. He is all about personal and planetary transformation, and approaches everything including Mission LifeForce with unparalleled inventiveness and humour.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Riccardo Barbieri
Riccardo keeps track of our video content on YouTube & Facebook as well as making sure it is accessible in an increasing number of languages. He is a polyglot and true cosmopolitan with a natural talent for building bridges between like-minded people and organisations across borders.
SUPPORT THE TEAM
All our team have worked pro bono to bring the Mission to life. If you feel inspired to support our “back office” please use the Paypal button below. Any gift, however small, will help greatly.