This blog by 2016 EarthRights School Mekong student, Lily, tells the story of Nu River from it’s own perspective. The source of this vital river  is located in the Tibetan Tanggula Mountains and it extends to Myanmar, Burma and Thailand. Many people pass through it  or live in its coasts. For instance, the Karen are Indigenous peoples and have lived in Nu River for hundreds of years. However, humans use it to take green electricity which is harmful for its health. People do not realize that by harming the River, they will lose their land and their life. The River does not ask humans to protect it, but to think about their lives if Nature is destroyed. Photo credit: EarthRights International