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.


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Sign up NOW! Earth Charter International Education for Sustainability

March 19th, 2013

Enjoy learning about Education for Sustainability with the Earth Charter
in beautiful Costa Rica!


 Learn how to implement the ethical principles of sustainability in your school or classroom.

Join other educators for a one week intensive program which will provide you with ideas, resources and skills for implementing ESD in your work environment.

 The program introduces sustainable development, and the implications it has for education, learning, and change.  Using a holistic and integrative approach, it explores practical methods for introducing the values of sustainability, as articulated in the Earth Charter to schools and classrooms.

This program draws on the most recent understanding from the neurosciences to inform your teaching. Assessing the skills and values of education for sustainable development (ESD) pedagogy will be addressed.

 A Certificate on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter will be awarded upon completion of the course (CEU credits will be available).

 Find more information in this website, or in this BROCHURE


Earth Charter used for Framework

February 1st, 2013

Washington State is using the Earth Charter as a Framework for Sustainability. See it HERE

Man, the Animated History!

January 3rd, 2013

Steve Cutts has created a great short history of the dark side of humanity, and certainly an argument for why we have to work harder to reach a sustainable future! See it on Vimeo at: http://vimeo.com/56093731


Plastic: Great Visual from Online Education

December 18th, 2012

Courtesy of OnlineEducation.net Plastic Infographic

Africans for Norway makes important point

December 14th, 2012

The Earth Charter respects all people as co-equals in the effort to carry out its principles. Sadly, some groups make their points by stereotyping our partners in the efforts to realize Principle III, Social and Economic Justice. This video points out in a humorous and satirical way just how wrong these efforts can be. See it at: http://youtu.be/oJLqyuxm96k

Biofuels Sound Better than Reality

December 12th, 2012

Frequently we hear a very strong argument for the use of biofuels over traditional fuels because they are sustainable. Not true for biodiesel made from palm oil.

As Scientific American points out (See Article) corporations are destroying rain forests to plant palm oil, making it neither sustainable nor ecologically acceptable. Further, the acquisition of the rain forests which are then burned displaces the native populations who call these forests home.

This is a frequent challenge as people become more aware of environmental and “Green” concerns. Because we do not want to accept a change in life style, we try to rationalize some justification for our behavior. If we can use Green energy, then it is acceptable to waste it. We reach for a supposed miracle Green product, but lack the background knowledge to really evaluate it. As the Earth Charter tries to point out, there are no systems operating in a vacuum, and we have to respect the entirety of the Community of Life. There are no free rides.

So be aware that not every Green solution is Green, not every biofuel is sustainable, and not every answer to our wastefulness is beneficial. We have to construct meaningful lives that are in tune with the environment, not at war with it.

Supporting the Earth Charter can be FUN!

November 6th, 2012

Here is a fun way to meet other people who support the Earth Charter:

Come and wear your Fairy Wings, your Earth Hat or Sparkle Up with Glitter, as we explore the Magical Realms
discovered at the Fairy And Earth (F.A.E.) Festival taking place at the Sacred Lands Preservation & Education Center on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM in St. Petersburg for only $5.00/Person and Under 5/Free.

Check out www.sacredlands.info for detailed directions, parking information and a location map.
The FAE Festival will go until 9 PM.

Join us to experience the following Participants:

Musicians include Charlie & Kim Cox, Elaine Silver and Brian Morse;

with Storytellers of Kryja, David Bailey and Rascal Robert and their magical adventures.

We will be having several talented Readers, such as, Ani Crane, Michelle Winchester, Marvin Shepherd, April Lark, Michael Wells, Brian Morse and Carol Jo Garfinkel

We are pleased to announce the following Informational & Product Vendors: Earth Charter, Boyd Hill Nature Park, Florida Urban Forestry Council, Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies, Red Wind Flutes, Hidden Hill Hollow by Dianne Mayne,  Nature’s Fae by Carlanne-Marie, Angel Catoure by Tye, Fairy & Nature Art by Rebecca Nipper, Maiya’s Mythological Emporium by Johnna, Magick Moss by Jessica, Mystikal Scents, Celtic Copper, Barnyard Banter by Janelle, Mayan Messages by Theresa Crabtree, Inner Circle Hoops by Super Katie, Soul Awareness Academy by Amie, Old World Creation by Grey Bear, Faerie Elaine Silver, Sweet Silver Illusions, Pixie Dust Boutique and more.

We are so honored to have as our Sponsors, A Faery Hunt of CA, Passage to Inner Joy of MA, Mystikal Scents of Thonosassa, FL, Nisa Nature of MD, Hidden Hill Hollow of Holiday, FL, Transformation Magazine of Sarasota, FL, Franklin Promos of Weeki Wachi, FL, Interstate Signs of Orlando & Enchanted Walkabouts of Apopka.  Plus, we are thrilled to have two Dance Leaders, Tamara Short & Susan Slack for the Dances of Universal Peace performing at 3:00 pm in the Kid’s Zone/Greenhouse during our event.

For additional information check out the websites of our Co-Facilitators:  www.sacredlands.info, www.elainesilver.com & www.enchantedwalkabouts.com.  or Call: 727-347-0354 @ Sacred Lands or 407-704-2320 @ EWalkabouts.

All this and MORE await your visit to this Magical Place in St. Petersburg as you feel and experience the many aspects of joy, magic, delight & inspiration.

Earth Charter US Website Wins Award

June 1st, 2012

Interactive Media Awards names Earth Charter US (ECUS) website a winner in outstanding achievement category. ECUS, a non-profit, utilizes its website to educate the public, engage visitors and generate donations, which fund its operations. With the development of the new website, ECUS will create content to promote Sustainable Business Coalition member businesses, increase nominees and sponsors for the annual Sustainable Business Awards and expand the Earth Charter Children, Youth and Parenting Program to more children.

Press Release 2012 Web Award

Arts and Science Fest with Earth Charter in Fall, 2013

May 9th, 2012

Upcoming Arts & Science Fest in Fall 2013

National Earth Charter Arts & Science 3-Day Fest to interpret and celebrate the Earth Charter’s principles for a sustainable, just and peaceful world connected via live streaming to communities around the country in Fall 2013. The Fest will foster the implementation of the EC’s principles for respect for nature, human rights, economic justice a culture of peace by cultural artists and scientists into their work including exhibitions, visual arts, performance, poetry, literature, film and music at the local and national level.

Volunteer Event Coordinator Wanted in Tampa

Benefits include:

  • Plotting and planning with interesting, creative, intelligent and fun folks.
  • Wine and pizza meetings
  • Contribution to making a positive difference around the country.
  • Your logo/bio displayed on this website and event promotional materials.

If you would like to organize a fest in your community or assist with the Tampa event please contact us.

[email protected]

Earth Charter US
607 W. Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33609