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The Earth Charter


World  (tags: Earth Charter, Unity, Universal Human Rights, Respect for Nature, Economic Justice, Culture of Peace, Please Sign )

Dandelion
- 209 days ago - earthcharterinaction.org
We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. We must join together to bring forth sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.



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Dandelion G. (379)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 6:11 pm
At the bottom of the Earth Charter is a place to click on to add your name of endorsement if you so choose.
 

Christeen Anderson (510)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 8:40 pm
Done.
 

Richard S. (198)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:07 pm
Thank you Dandelion. Done.
 

jay way (33)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:08 am
Well it wouldnt accept me in Portugal.
 

Birgit W. (146)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:32 am
I wish I could send this Earth Charter to Steven Harper. Thanks for sharing.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:41 am
S&N
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:03 am
Thanks Dandelion.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:11 am
Wow Jay, what are they saying, Portugal isn't part of the Earth anymore. Perhaps it was just a glitch. Try again later.
 

Ben Oscarsito (316)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:28 am
"Thank you for your endorsement to the Earth Charter!" I say; Don't mess with Mother Earth!
http://www.foe.org/
 

Natalie Away J. (125)
Monday March 24, 2014, 9:38 am
It was easy to join. Thank you for your endorsement to the Earth Charter! Will be passing it on as well.
Thanks so much Sheryl.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday March 24, 2014, 9:40 am
signed the charter
thanks for the opportunity
in peace
 

Terrie Williams (774)
Monday March 24, 2014, 11:49 am
THANK YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING

Thank you for your endorsement to the Earth Charter! We hope you can actively engage in the dissemination and implementation of the Earth Charter values and principles in your area of activity.

SSN
 

Angelika R. (143)
Monday March 24, 2014, 12:12 pm
Thank You for Subscribing
Thank you for your endorsement to the Earth Charter!
it took me also a second try, had overlooked to also check the region( Europe &Central Asia)additionally to country, maybe that was Jay's problem?
This campaign reminds me much of the Revolution Project (https://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=898026852) and the other one I had posted a while ago, think the name was The Peace Project, thx Sheryl!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Monday March 24, 2014, 12:13 pm
Welcome back spammers :( flagged! IS THIS wgat the interruption of service for maintenance was for????
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Monday March 24, 2014, 12:30 pm
Didn't sign yet, but I download the file to read it. Looks interesting... :)
Thank you Mother Earth Dandelion :)
 

Marie Helene Z. (30)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:00 pm
Done and shared! Thank you so much :o)
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:10 pm
I flagged as well, thank all who did. And she has such a lovely face with all those hearts......lol
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Monday March 24, 2014, 2:13 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks, Dandelion. I'm pretty much already following most of the Charter, but will try to do as much more as I can. It was beautifully written.
 

Kamia T. (68)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:34 pm
Noted and signed, although there was a weird glitch during the send. What's sad is that all of us who love Mother Earth can sign away, but the greedy yutzes who control the money don't give a hoot or a holler. Wish we could get them all to have to live in the middle of their fracking juices for a month or two, and on what the rest of us have to live on financially.
 

Evanola Davis (72)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:52 pm
Signed
 

Laurie H. (716)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:46 pm
Signed up and shared this too. Thank you so much Sheryl~~~
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:57 pm
Signed. Thanks Dandelion
 

Bryan S. (105)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:31 pm
Done, and thanks Dandelion.

The computer isn't letting me copy 'n paste now but in the Earth Charter it points out that we have the technology to provide for our needs without destroying the environment, which is very true. More people need to realize this fact, but i notice a big challenge, especially in the US, seems to be getting people to realize that the only way to do things (regardless of the technology used) is NOT for a private industry to make profit such that those profits can be taxed for other needs, or that the people hired by that industry translates to social benefit.

I don't care how many times someone wants to repeat the mantra "this country's broke" so we just have to accept this or that from the fossil fuel or other industry to generate money. For one, this belief leads to total destruction eventually, two, there is already massive lopsided profits that can be taxed, and most importantly, we CAN provide for our at least basic needs without the profit motive. But don't ask me how to get more people to accept this.
 

Pat A. (116)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12:44 am
Signed up - many thanks Dandelion!
 

Inge Bjorkman (143)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12:50 am
Signed

Love
 

Gene Jacobson (255)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:29 am
Done, not much could be more important to the survival of our species, not to mention those who inherit this beautiful blue ball in space from us.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:28 am
I'm on board with you Bryan, but you are correct about changing the mindset of many people. It took the great propaganda machine for the people to buy into this bill of goods and those who have control of the great media sources are not going to push out another message.

It will have to come from the CORE or Heart of The People themselves on a one on one bases. As more people grasp and understand the concept you speak; at some point there becomes a tipping point, but that takes time, and honestly, I'm not sure what will come first, because our environment is at a tipping point.
 

gabriele jefferson (148)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:26 am
noted, signed on fb, twitter, google+. Thx.
 

Emma S. (227)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 9:15 am
Done! Thanks, Dandelion.
 

Panchali Yapa (13)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:01 am
Thank you
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 1:46 pm
Thanks Dandelion, downloaded the charter in several languages and endorsed it. This is very important and I hope it will grow into something very big and powerful very soon.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 1:56 pm
Walk softly though out your days and step carefully over the bounty of the earth.
 

James Maynard (68)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:57 pm
Thank you Dandelion. Have noted,
endorsed and downloaded for later
review in two languages.
 

Susan Allen (218)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:06 pm
Noted, signed and shared. This is just so important. Something must be done soon or we will have no planet. Why is this so hard to comprehend? Time is running out. We must act now.

Flagged the spam.
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 9:48 pm
The principles of the Bahá'í Faith were established by Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Faith, in the latter half of the nineteenth century and promulgated by His Son and appointed successor, 'Abdu'l-Bahá during a tireless twenty -nine year ministry. While on an historic teaching trip in 1912 throughout the United States and Canada, 'Abdu'l-Bahá explained Bahá'u'lláh's Teachings to audiences of infinitely varied backgrounds. Many of His talks included discussions of such Bahá'í principles as:

• The oneness of mankind.

• Universal peace upheld by a world government.

• Independent investigation of truth.

• The common foundation of all religions.

• The essential harmony of science and religion.

• Equality of men and women.

• Elimination of prejudice of all kinds.

• Universal compulsory education.

• A spiritual solution to the economic problem.

• A universal auxiliary language.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:01 am
Unitarian Universalist is also a group that encompasses the whole. When they speak of justice they also mean to the earth and all beings upon it as well.
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Perhaps you signed the document?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:05 am
Noted.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:06 am
Done
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 2:44 pm
tks for taking action
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:51 pm
arigato
 

Dan Nickerson (180)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:20 pm
Thank you Dandelion G.! I endorsed/signed the Earth Charter and have read it and taken it to heart.
 

Jan Marek (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 12:26 pm
Brilliant
 

Dave C. (216)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 5:43 pm
How did I miss this for so long????
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 7:56 pm
Noted & tweeted.
 

Dale O. (191)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 8:29 pm
An important step forward if one could only get politicians to favour it and corporations to work for the good of the planet instead of their CEO's.
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 11:39 pm
Lets not forget population control ie. birth control of some kind.

The reason the forests are getting cut down and waters are increasingly poisoned, is simply the greater demand for products due to increased population.
 

Debra G. (0)
Friday March 28, 2014, 12:28 am
Quite an impressively long list of endorsing groups and diversity of countries. Just wish the 1% were on board. Anyway, Earth Hour is this Saturday 8:30pm. Sit in the dark for Earth's sake!
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Friday March 28, 2014, 1:28 am
This was amazing. Thank you.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Friday March 28, 2014, 8:04 am
Tell that to the Right Wing in the USA Heidi. They are doing all they can to eliminate having that choice. I fully agree with what you stated Dale. Thanks all for the comments and for those who chose to sign.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (64)
Friday March 28, 2014, 2:03 pm
noted, thanks
 

Evelyn B. (46)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 1:59 am
Done
Ironically - if initially there were serious investment in alternative energy, many costs would come down & that could lead to better pricing, & hence reduction in the struggle of the poorest.
But of course, that would assume that reduced costs are passed on to the consumer ...
 

Daniel Colombo (19)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 3:11 am
Thanks. Nice Initiative.
 

Jane H. (136)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 1:16 pm
I am an endorser---thank you for the opportunity!
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 1:28 pm
You are very welcome.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 8:34 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Diane K. (136)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 10:01 am
Done-thanks for posting.
 

PJ C. (44)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 10:50 am
Signed. Thank you for this, Dandelion.
 

Dayanna Hillier (21)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 1:16 pm
Thank you for your endorsement to the Earth Charter! We hope you can actively engage in the dissemination and implementation of the Earth Charter values and principles in your area of activity.

Human Rights, Democracy and Freedom

By Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama

Whether we are concerned with suffering born of poverty, with denial of freedom, with armed conflict, or with a reckless attitude to the natural environment everywhere, we should not view these events in isolation. Eventually their repercussions are felt by all of us. We, therefore, need effective international action to address these global issues from the perspective of the oneness of humanity, and from a profound understanding of the deeply interconnected nature of today's world.

At birth, all human beings are naturally endowed with the qualities we need for our survival, such as caring, nurturing and loving kindness. However, despite already possessing such positive qualities, we tend to neglect them. As a result, humanity faces unnecessary problems. What we need to do is to make more effort to sustain and develop these qualities. Therefore, the promotion of human values is of primary importance. We also need to focus on cultivating good human relations, for, regardless of differences in nationality, religious faith, race, or whether people are rich or poor, educated or not, we are all human beings. When we are facing difficulties, we invariably meet someone, who may be a stranger, who immediately offers us help. We all depend on each other in difficult circumstances, and we do so unconditionally. We do not ask who people are before we offer them help. We help because they are human beings like us.
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 3:29 pm
How can one not endorse this?
Endorsed!
 

Fran sick F. (113)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 10:15 pm
Gladly done! Thanks, Dandelion.
 

Elizabeth Nipper (70)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:24 am
This is the way the earth will be when Jesus comes back to reign.
 

Wolfgang W. (204)
Monday March 31, 2014, 2:05 am
16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.
a. Encourage and support mutual understanding, solidarity, and cooperation among all peoples and within and among nations.
b. Implement comprehensive strategies to prevent violent conflict and use collaborative problem solving to manage and resolve environmental conflicts and other disputes.
c. Demilitarize national security systems to the level of a non-provocative defense posture, and convert military resources to peaceful purposes, including ecological restoration.
d. Eliminate nuclear, biological, and toxic weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

I'm glad so many USAmericans endorse this!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2014, 2:34 am
sounds good, thanks for sharing, it's the same direction as END ECOCIDE.
But who's behind all that actually?
 

Anne M. (138)
Monday March 31, 2014, 2:58 am
that´s done.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Monday March 31, 2014, 3:26 am
Not to disqualify anyone's religion, but as human beings we are given the responsibility to bring back the planet to a state it was given to us before we chose to pollute it. If we wait for any potential "saving" from a deity we may be waiting too long. We must all hold ourselves accountable today.
 

Anette S. (24)
Monday March 31, 2014, 3:52 am
noted

not unlike Laurence I wonder who is behind all of it...

(my recommendation: http://www.ecoearth.info/earthmeanders/ - food for thought^^)
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Monday March 31, 2014, 4:24 am
Thank you for the link Anette to additional information of which I find to be a very good recommendation. Upon the site this quote stood out.

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Krishnamurti
 

Mary T. (186)
Monday March 31, 2014, 3:31 pm
Thanks Dandelion gladly endorsed this for the our rights and our planet.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2014, 4:16 pm
Done tall reddy..;)
 

Marianne R. (101)
Monday March 31, 2014, 4:40 pm
Thank you for your endorsement to the Earth Charter!
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Monday March 31, 2014, 5:29 pm
If we want to survive we must care for the Earth. If each one of us would make a small adjustment it could be enough to save our Earth before it is too late.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday March 31, 2014, 11:57 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Sabine H. (175)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 10:48 am
Thank you
 

Leanne B. (27)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 3:22 pm
Thanks Dandelion. Trying to sign but wants a code. I will try again later.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 5:03 pm
The Security Code Leanne, is directly above the box in which you place the code. You'll see some numbers there just copy them into the box and you are good to go.
 

Leanne B. (27)
Saturday April 5, 2014, 8:01 pm
Thanks Dandelion but I tried that and still can't get it to work for me. I did try those last time also with no luck. I must be missing something but not sure what. Frustrated here.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 7, 2014, 4:48 am
Anette, the link isn't working... :-((
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Monday April 7, 2014, 5:11 am
I had to play with the link and didn't add anything after meanders. She added stuff right afterwards that wasn't part of the link. People don't realize I guess if it isn't exactly correct how it will not work.
Try this Laurence.
Eco Earth
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 7:11 pm
signed!
 
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