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Many cities, towns, and other localities find ways to bring citizens together to define a community's course and to develop strategies to make it more sustainable. This section presents information on approaches and techniques used successfully in communities to involve citizens.


Posted on July 29, 2012 at 8:58pm

Earth Charter Local Endorsement Kit & Activities Guidebook

Our team spent the month of May doing overtime getting the garden beds laid (seedlings in the ground) and compiling/editing a long awaited resource for this community.  As Earth Charter activists we know very well the 'I've endorsed the Earth Charter - now what?" question that most everyone has right after endorsing.  We also know how…


Posted on May 29, 2012 at 12:00pm

Earth Charter process offers a model for global consensus building

As others consider how to achieve consensus on international issues, the process used by the drafters of the Earth Charter offers an example of how to solicit and incorporate ideas from civil society groups and prominent individuals…


Posted on May 17, 2012 at 1:30am

More about the Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is the product of a worldwide, decade long, cross cultural dialogue on common goals and shared values. It was drafted by a civil society initiative and launched in 2000.…


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At 6:33am on January 21, 2013, Ted Swagerty said…

Hi EC Admin! Thanks for the comment!

My trip is about one month away. We would love to know of any EC members or organizations in China specifically dealing with sustainable agriculture or renewable energy. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated! Thanks again!

At 8:22am on July 31, 2012, Eve Spengler said…

I can't think of anything more important than restoring and protecting the earth, and preserving biodiversity. It's the raison d'etre and joie de vivre all rolled into one! Thank you Earth Charter community for accepting me into your network. Peace from eVe!

At 11:06am on June 2, 2012, Guy D'Angelo said…

Thanks for the kind comment. The garden is coming along despite a early spring drought and cool weather. The green houses are down and the vegetable seedings are being transplanted. Take a look at to see some of my winter garden activities.                                                Photos are of this years turnip crop that grew all winter in a sun tunnel and last years self- watering bucket planters.

At 4:14pm on March 8, 2012, Guy D'Angelo said…

Winteris leaving, spring is coming. I have already started my seedlings in greenhouse #1. Greenhouse #2 frame is up awaiting the plastic sheet covering. The garden waits for the first plantings. Guy D'Angelo

At 12:33pm on April 27, 2011, Sam Crowell said…

I appreciate the warm welcome and the opportunity to interact with others committed to making the principles of the Earth Charter come alive in their work, communities, and lives.  I have been incorporating the EC in my university teaching for several years and was part of a community effort to establish Sustainable Idyllwild - a grassroots organization.  Sustainable Idyllwild's mission statement is 

...."to join our individual passions for environmental consciousness and social justice in cooperative local action to inspire and enable Idyllwild to reduce its footprint on the earth".  

We are a loosely organized group, which meets monthly, made up of community members with a wide range of interests, such as organic gardening, crafts made with recycled/natural materials, legal aspects of positive change, alternative fuels, connecting with other groups on the same path, to name a few.  Members take turns hosting the meetings, in order to bring focus to the area of their particular interest.  As we face changes in climate, resources, business opportunities and economics, Sustainable Idyllwild provides support for the sharing of ideas that can help us move forward in positive ways.  


As founder of a Masters degree program in Holistic and Integrative Education, I helped establish a working partnership with the University for Peace in Costa Rica.  UPeace is the only chartered UN university in the world.  The administrative headquarters for the International Earth Charter is located there.  Their Master's in Peace Education uses the Earth Charter as the foundations for its program.


I would love to have dialogue with others with interest in these areas.  I look forward t learning from each of you. 

At 2:03pm on April 26, 2011, Thomas Nelson, Ph.D. said…

Thank you for the lovely welcome. I have been using the Earth Charter for years in my work with graduate students and am a big supporter of these principles.


I am currently working toward the realization of a long-time vision of establishing what is currently being called The Institute of Natural and Cultural History, Place-Based Learning, and Sustainability Education. An essential element of this effort is forging new and meaningful partnerships between the university and community organizations around the intersections between human-environmental relationships. In this case we are situated in the middle of the Sierra Nevada watershed as it flows into the California Delta. For example, this is a region that has been significantly impacted by particular kinds of farming practices and water management that has resulted in further environmental deterioration. What are the responsibilities of universities (in this case) in taking a leadership role in pulling together regional and interdisciplinary resources for the purpose of ameliorating environmental problems. One of the biggest challenges is to get university folks to think beyond their specialized disciplines and realize that environmental problems can only be addressed and solved through an interdisciplinary knowledge and accompanying strategies.


I am looking for others, particularly university faculty, who are challenged by similar roadblocks, but who also see the larger vision in action and the potential to not only focus on regional human-environmental problems but seek a dramatic transformation in how we think about education in contemporary society.

At 12:26pm on April 26, 2011, Vicki McLellan said…
At 9:11pm on April 9, 2011, Ruth Punt said…
Thanks!  it is a pleasure to be in this network! Ruth
At 10:24am on April 3, 2011, Denise Durkin said…
Thank you for your warm welcome.
At 9:42pm on April 1, 2011, Guy D'Angelo said…
 Thanks for the comment I would be gad to share my garden experiences with ECUS although I'm not quite an organic gardener IU do use commercial fertilizers (sparingly) when I feel my plants could use the help.BUT I donot use any commercioal insecticides,herbicdes or pesticides. I call my garden "Almost Organic". The table pictured on my website is the surplus from the garden (most of which goes to local ffood pantry) there are no prices on the produce and the sign says why this "almost organic" and reads :"Take what you need, leave what you want" Guy D'Angelo

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