We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.
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from The Earth Charter Preamble


Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is a declaration of interdependence that came into being through a process of consultation that involved thousands of people in 78 countries, over the course of ten years.

We are at a critical moment

  • A time when we must choose our future
  • A time to join together to bring forth a sustainable global society
  • A time to declare our responsibility to one another

“The Earth Charter challenges us to examine our values and choose a better way. It calls on us to search for common ground in the midst of our diversity and to embrace a new ethical vision.”

From www.EarthCharter.org

Learn more and download the Charter and other materials.


Where We All Belong
Inspired by the Earth Charter, Raffi has written a song to listen to and sing wherever people gather to celebrate life. Both versions of Where We All Belong — chant and ballad — are about Earth as an abundant home, “a circle where we all belong.” They express the Swahili sentiment “tunza” — to treat with care and affection. Tunza is also the name of the youth and children’s strategy of the United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP).

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