Inspired by our own experiences on the land and in the sea and with Indigenous teachers and mentors; pioneers such as Janine Benyus and Dayna Baumeister, founders of the Biomimicry Institute, and the principles of the 2000 Earth Charter, we are committed to moving culture from a mechanistic to living systems worldview based on the wisdom of nature. TELL US, WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

The four pillars and sixteen principles of the Earth Charter are as follows:

RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LIFE

  1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
  2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion and love.
  3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable and peaceful.
  4. Secure Earth’s bounty and beauty for present and future generations.

II. ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY

  1. Protect and restore the integrity of Earth’s ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.
  2. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach.
  3. Adopt patterns of production, consumption and reproduction that safeguard Earth’s regenerative capacities, human rights and community well-being.
  4. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.

III. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

  1. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social and environmental imperative.
  2. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
  3. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care and economic opportunity.
  4. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.

IV. DEMOCRACY, NONVIOLENCE, AND PEACE

  1. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision-making, and access to justice.
  2. Integrate into formal education and lifelong learning the knowledge, values and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
  3. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
  4. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence and peace.”

IN 2021, WE ARE, AS A GLOBAL CITIZENRY, FACING THE RAMIFICATIONS OF NOT LIVING IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE EARTH CHARTER MORE THAN EVER BEFORE. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. DROUGHTS IN THE AMERICAN WEST. THOUSAND-YEAR FLOODS IN CHINA, EUROPE, AND THE SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES. THE EARTH CHARTER’S WAY FORWARD RESONATES AS NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY…

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