What is

Earth Charter US

Our Mission Statement

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.


Join Earth Charter US

We are in a transformational time in the United States and the ground is more fertile than ever for a concerted national effort to build a more just, sustainable and peaceful global society.

In 2000, a global civil society movement completed the Earth Charter — a declaration that lays out the basic principles and values to building a sustainable earth: environmental protection, human rights, equitable human development, and peace. The Earth Charter "seeks to inspire in all peoples a sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family, the greater community of life, and future generations."

Our organization, Earth Charter US, seeks to make these principles a guiding framework for our lifestyles, organizational practices, and social policies in the United States, by organizing events, educating peers, and forging a new community across our country — and planet. If we all join together in supporting this important initiative, we can build a better, more sustainable planet.

Join with us as we build this movement for global sustainability.