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Earth Charter US

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The Earth Charter US (ECUS) mission is to inspire, educate, and engage people in the United States to implement The Earth Charter's vision and principles in their personal lifestyles, institutional policies/practices, educational policies/curricula, and community initiatives.


12th Annual Earth Charter Community Summit

October 16th, 2013

Ventura Earth Charter Community Summit - Ventura California

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions will host its annual Earth Charter Community Summit and Awards Program on Saturday. This year’s awards program will celebrate the remarkable work of six individuals and groups in our community. They join 82 former award recipients.

The efforts of each of these honorees make a difference every day in the lives of Ventura County residents and the world.

The charter presents four principles. They are ecological integrity; social and economic justice; democracy, nonviolence and peace; and respect and care for the community of life. The focus of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions is “making the connection” between these critical areas and the fate of the planet.

The 12th annual Earth Charter Community Summit is once again co-sponsored by the Ventura College International Studies Program. This year’s festivities have been expanded and will include the first Earth Charter Film Festival. It will be held on Thursday and Friday at Ventura College’s MCW 113 lecture hall, from 7 to 10 p.m.

There will be four films screened and three of the four are from local filmmakers who will be in attendance for discussions after the films. The films are: “Ground Operations: Battlefield to Farmfield,” “Afghan Girls School,” “Voices of the Homeless” and “Do the Math.” All of the events are free.

This year’s Earth Charter honorees are:

- Respect and Care for the Community of Life: the Afghan Girls School Project for making education possible for Afghan girls in refugee camps.

- Ecological Integrity: Larry Yee of the Food Commons, which is dedicated to sustainable agriculture efforts that will leverage, support and enhance existing and emerging regional food systems.

- Social and Economic Justice (Richard Weinstock Memorial Award): FOOD Share for its tireless ongoing efforts to share local bounties with the hungry in our communities.

- Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace (Betty Eagle and Bill Hammaker Memorial Award): Moses Mora for community and peace building through his artistic and communication skills.

- Youth Education and Outreach: Patricia Lynn-Strickland for raising consciousness of our youth and community to the critical issues of our time through theater.

- Earth Charter and the Arts: the Rivera Family for engendering the traditional values of our diverse cultural world through Mariachi music.

What: Earth Charter Community Summit and Awards Program.

When: Saturday, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Guthrie Hall, Ventura College.

Information: To learn more about this free event, visit www.c-p-r.net or call 340-7073.

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