Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.

Faculty Advisor

Dodson, Leslie Lynn


The goal of this project is to provide our sponsor, Island Reach, with initial research relating to the common themes between concerned citizens and the New Zealand government. This will help our sponsors create a strategy to urge New Zealand to become a supporter of an international crime of ecocide written under the Rome Statute. Ecocide as international law would allow states protected by the ICC to prosecute powerful individuals for mass ecological damage. Through these similarities, we can conclude that the media can be a powerful tool to influence and educate people about the term ecocide, the timing for the introduction of an ecocide law depends on the members in office, and a member of Parliament needs to act as an advocate for an international crime of ecocide.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies