Working for an equitable and peaceful world in which the diversity of natural ecosystems and human communities can thrive together. Gather with Friends and Make the Earth Charter a Turning Point for Earth
Location: Philadelphia PA
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2011
This Earth Charter Citizens aim is to help you connect with others in the Greater Philadelphia area who are engaged in activities and projects to promote the endorsement of the Earth Charter by businesses, organizations, and municipalities, and/or the use of the Earth Charter in our school curriculum.
Bringing to life the practices, stories, images, language that inspire and generate sustainable living.On September 28, 2002.
WHEREAS, For over a decade, hundreds of groups and tens of thousands of individuals worldwide have been involved in the drafting of the Earth
Charter, whose principles present a framework of sustainable development with
guidelines for achieving it; and
WHEREAS, the Earth Charter promotes four core principles: respect and care for the community of life; ecological integrity; social and economic
justice; and democracy, non-violence and peace; and
WHEREAS, In light of recent events, it is appropriate to recognize the Earth Charter in support of people working together in peace in pursuit of new
solutions for a stabilized, secure, prosperous, and just world for all; and
WHEREAS. The Earth Charter has been endorsed nationwide by a wide variety of individuals, groups and organizations including the U.S. Conference
of Mayors, National Wildlife Foundation, the Humane Society of the United
States and Physicians for Social Responsibility; and
WHEREAS, On September 28, 2002, at the Irvine Auditorium on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Second Philadelphia Earth Charter Summit
will be held with goals to motivate local community activism, build coalitions
and inspire individuals to carry forward a democratic agenda; now therefore
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That we hereby support the principles of the Earth Charter and recognize the Second
Philadelphia Earth Charter Summit on September 28, 2002.
FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the organizers of the Philadelphia Earth Charter Summit as
evidence of the sincere sentiments of this legislative body.
Nineteenth day of September, 2002
President of City Council (Anna C Verna)
Introduced by: Jannie L. Blackwell, Richard T Mariana and David Cohen
Sponsored by Councilmembers (all 16)
LINEAGE OF PHILADELPHIA EARTH CHARTER CITIZENS
1987 N Brundtland Commission
“Our Common Future”
1992 Rio UN Earth Summit, then 7 UN summits:
UN Summit on Children, etc.
1997 Earth Charter Commission
1999 Earth Charter discussed at World Parliament of religions in Cape Town South Africa. SGI and other religious groups participate.
2000 SGI President Daisaku Ikeda promotes Earth Charter in his annual peace proposal.
OCTOBER 11, 2003 Third Annual Philadelphia Earth Charter Community Summits @ Drexel
Promoting the Earth Charter
2001 Jan Roberts, Foundation for Ethics and Meaning,Tampa, Florida
2001,2002,2003 Susan Curry, Alliance for a Sustainable Future Organizes Philadelphia Earth Charter Summits
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