Making the Earth Charter real.

Making the Earth Charter real.

Earth Charter US invites you join with us to make the Earth Charter real in the lives of people, and in government policies and organizational practices across the United States. 

Over 10,000 individuals and organizations in the United States have endorsed the Earth Charter and joined Earth Charter US.  And many more are working to create a just, sustainable and peaceful future for the community of life on Earth.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

1. Participate in Earth Charter US programs -
Earth Scouts is an Earth Charter based scouting program for boys and girls ages 3 to 13 years, now in 25 states. 

The ECUS Sustainable Business Awards and Coalition has recognized over 30 local businesses since 2008 that are demonstrating commitment to“People, Planet & Profit” as framed in the Earth Charter. 

The ECUS Earth Charter Parenting is launching and you can join this new group here.

2. Tap into Earth Charter resources.  Over the past 15 years, the Earth Charter Initiative has clarified what sustainable development really requires in our lifestyle choices, organizational practices, and governance structures. One of the most promising results of this year's EC+10 events has been identifying how the Earth Charter is being used to bring this framework of genuine sustainability into action in education, religion, business, governance, and community development.  Check out our resource page here and be sure to bookmark it because we will be adding more this coming year!

3. Get active in the Rio+20 campaign. ECUS, in collaboration with Earth Charter International, will be conducting a campaign to have the United States and the United Nations adopt an Earth Charter inspired framework for social and economic development in 2012. Rio+20, the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, provides a major opportunity to advance the use of the Earth Charter and its acceptance as a universal ethical framework for sustainability.

Since the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992-where an Earth Charter was originally to be adopted-little progress has been made in implementing the Summit's plan for sustainable development. The need for a more comprehensive universal ethic such as the Earth Charter has only increased. Rio+20 is an historic opportunity for governments and civil society to embrace the values and ethical principles that are the foundation of sustainability The Earth Charter can play a vital role in helping nations accelerate progress towards sustainable development. Join with us in this campaign.

4. Organize Earth Charter activities in your area - We are currently developing the Earth Charter US Community Network where you and others can join together in strengthening the Earth Charter movement.  We are revising the website to offer a portal on the Home Page that leads to the community network where you can join or create a local organizers group.  These group pages have forums for discussions and  tags to direct people to you. 

5. Join the network of ECUS advisers. We are reaching out to involve Earth Charter leaders in shaping our programs and organization.

We want to hear from you what additional projects or resources you would want from us to make your job of promoting the Earth Charter easier.  We are open to all suggestions Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We look forward to working with you in strengthening the Earth Charter’s contribution to a “time remembered for an awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life”.

Endorse the Earth Charter!

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