Maya K. van Rossum
Maya K. van Rossum is an attorney, veteran environmentalist, and founder of Green Amendments for the Generations. As the Delaware Riverkeeper since 1996, she serves as an advocate for the communities—human and nonhuman—that depend upon the river. Van Rossum was one of the original petitioners in the 2013 case Robinson Township, Delaware Riverkeeper et. al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which breathed legal life into the state’s Environmental Rights Amendment. In the wake of that victory, van Rossum created the Green Amendment for the Generations organization and sparked a nationwide movement. She grew up in the Delaware River watershed and lives there today with her family.