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.


Earth Champs News

‘Earth Champs’ Kids’ Group Comes to Mount Vernon Area

MOUNT VERNON, Virginia - August 14, 2012 - Children earn badges by making a difference in the local community by Rachel Leonard at the FortHuntPatch online newsletter.

“Mount Vernon-area mom Melanie Froemke was looking for something more than Girl Scouts as an activity for her 5-year-old daughter, Eliza. Froemke found what she was looking for in Earth Champs, an organization that encourages boys and girls to become responsible global citizens and empowers with the ability to make a difference in the local community and throughout the world.” Read the entire story.

Congratulations, Melanie, for getting your Earth Champs group’s story told!

Earth Charter US Unveils Earth Champs’ New Name and Logo

Earth Champs new name and logo promotes the mission “When the Earth Wins, We All Win! Boys and Girls Making a Difference.”

TAMPA, Florida – June 29, 2012 – The Earth Charter US (ECUS) program for children, youth and families – formerly called Earth Scouts – has been renamed to Earth Champs. This program has been embraced by families, schools and faith communities across the U.S. through curricula and after school programs since its inception in 2002.

Press Release Earth Champs

Propose a New Name for Earth Scouts

TAMPA, Florida - May 2012 - The Earth Scouts mission and badges have been embraced by parents, faith communities, and schools through curricula and after school programs. Last year, Earth Scouts benefited from the wonderful services of a part time director and has been growing more and more popular. I and others on the board of directors for Earth Charter US are excited about the stories we hear from facilitators about their groups’ activities and the differences they are making in their schools and communities.

Recently, it was brought to our attention that use of the word “Scouts” in the name of our Earth Scouts program may infringe on the registered trademark rights of a third party. In the interests of reaching a reasonable and amicable resolution, we have resolved to change the name of the program. Through our enthusiastic network of friends, we will continue to foster within children and youth the principles of the Earth Charter to build a more caring, sustainable and peaceful world. But, we will do it under a new name. So, we are inviting you now to send in your suggestion for a name that reflects the meaning and goals for which Earth Scouts has stood and will continue to project for our children and youth.

After receiving proposed names, I will make the final selection. The person who submits the name selected will receive a T-shirt, with the new program name and logo, in consideration of their contribution. Please be aware that in submitting proposed names you are granting Earth Charter US the right to use your name submission for any and all purposes, perpetually, throughout the world, without royalty or other obligation by Earth Charter US. If you would like to play a part in this step forward, please email your suggestions to [email protected] by end of day Tuesday, May 22.

With Gratitude,

Janet Roberts
Founder, Earth Charter US and Earth Champs (formerly Earth Scouts)

EarthFest and Earth Champs St. Petersburg Team Up

TAMPA, Florida - April 2012 - EarthFest 2012 will be held in Gulfport, FL on Saturday, April 21. St. Petersburg Earth Champs will be part of the festivities participating in music, puppets, crafts, stories and dance. The EarthFest 2012 theme is Water! There will be a walking parade celebrating the water theme in beautiful Clymer Park in the heart of the Gulfport community. Event Info 


Admiral Farragut Academy Elementary Launches Earth Champs

TAMPA, FL - January 2012 - “It is a huge honor to bring this wonderful program to St. Petersburg, Florida and to incorporate it for the first time into a school curriculum,” shares Shana Smith, Director of the Starfish Program with the school. “Today, students in PreK through 5th grades made talking sticks.  They have already made a huge difference in the quality of our communication with one another in the classroom and are setting a model for peaceful communication and listening life habits.” Shana has a Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida and a strong commitment to the environment and helping children get the very best start possible. She is also an award winning singer/song writer and recorded a song for Earth Champs in 2006. To listen to Heartbeat of the Earth, Click Here.