Earth Charter in Action

Toward a sustainable world

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. It is an inclusive ethical vision which seeks to inspire in all peoples a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the human family and the larger living world.

This book demonstrates the rich diversity of uses of the Earth Charter and points toward its many future possibilities. Thematic and descriptive essays and artwork from around the world inspired by the Earth Charter demonstrate its utility in diverse cultural contexts. They show its promise in working across the divide between the northern and southern hemispheres, across the faith traditions, the nations, and the generations. Acknowledging the role of early well-known key contributors, this volume also celebrates five years of accomplishments by unsung Earth Charter activists since its launch at the start of the new millennium.