Join with millions in helping create lasting peace on Earth with this visionary Charter.
Click Earth Repair Charter to download a pdf.
Protect natural heritage and biodiversity
• respect the Earth and take responsibility for all our actions realising the inter-connectedness of life; • cease further destruction of and protect in perpetuity, all remaining biodiverse, high-conservation value native forests and other areas including lakes, rivers and oceans; • ban the hunting of wild animals for sport; • end the contamination of air, soil and waterways through stopping the burning of coal, oil and gas; • accelerate training and employment programs to repair previously-cleared and degraded lands; • plant and companion grow, increasing quantities of permaculture designed food-forests to help end hunger and unemployment, and mitigate climate change; • preserve and maintain the genetic purity and diversity of seeds, plants and animals in their natural habitats. • implement a moratorium on genetically engineered crops which can interfere irreversibly with natural biodiversity; • label accordingly all foods altered with GMO and DNA technologies.
Respect and have compassion for all Life on Earth
• engage with the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples and learn from their history, cultures and spiritual values; • honour the inheritance and protection of traditional languages, knowledge, sacred materials and sites; • support self-determination and sovereign treaty rights worldwide; • facilitate permanent representation of the world’s Indigenous Nations and Peoples in all United Nations forums; • recognise gender equality and respect all men, women, children and elders; uphold the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Enable ecologically sustainable development
• adopt the world’s best practices and reduce, reuse and recycle to minimise our consumption of Earth’s finite resources; •provide adequate sustainable habitats to end homelessness; implement into education systems, reverence for nature; • co-operate internationally and locally to increase renewable energy technologies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions; • disengage from nuclear industries and stop uranium mining; • increase the provision of, and efficient use of public transport systems; • utilise environmentally responsible products and services, and deal only with materials manufactured or created within the principles of ecologically sustainable development; • ensure through careful planning and forward thinking about the well being of future generations.
Acquire health and immunity efficiency
• incorporate a complementary and wholistic approach with health care and medical sciences; • practise the wisdom of Hippocrates, who taught, “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food”; • remember that prevention is better than cure; • attain and maintain physical and mental well being by combining an optimistic attitude, adequate sleep, exercise and a nutritious diet; • stop all forms of bullying; • question mandatory vaccinations; • abstain from over-eating and health-reducing practices such as smoking tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse; • implement into all education systems the essential life skills of family planning, birthing and parenting, first-aid, effective communication, self-esteem and creative expression; • inspire everyone to realise their highest physical, mental and spiritual potential.
Use permaculture to help end world hunger
• supersede unsustainable monoculture, toxic pesticide use and intensive animal factory-farming, with high-yielding, diverse, local, organic agricultural systems and smaller scale animal husbandry; • establish efficient food and medicine gardens as productive permaculture learning and growing centres, in schools, home yards, parks, gaols, juvenile and refugee detention centres; • propagate, plant and help grow food-forests, inter-cropped with complementary vegetation, in all possible urban and rural areas to produce fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, grains, fibre, timber and fuel to increase ethical employment and help end hunger & poverty; • promote individual and community self-reliance through local exchange trading systems.
Practice composting to restore soils
• produce valuable humus-rich soil for home, municipal, farm and forestry use by composting all continuously available biodegradable materials; • recycle used plastics into making increasing numbers of hygienic, aerobic, no-dig composting bins for every home yard to help food to be organically growing everywhere possible; • treat sewage, extract bio-gas, and irrigate trees to accumulate biomass.
Base economic order on social justice
• promote equal opportunity for everyone; • encourage ethical investing and demand that corporate business and governments put the welfare of people before profits and military spending; • support the U.N. and grant amnesty for political prisoners, and relieve the debt burdens of impoverished countries; • aim for fair resource distribution to satisfy the essential needs for all to live with health and dignity.
Resolve conflict with creative mediation
• learn, develop and encourage the skills of conflict resolution; • expedite participatory democracy between people and their elected governments and councils; • establish a department for peace within every government; • nurture equality, love, respect and understanding between individuals, genders, age groups, families, castes, communities, cultures and races; • encourage all religions, faiths, nations and peoples to co-exist in harmony as one family, sharing the Earth as our common home; • ensure freedom of speech for all; • facilitate equal worldwide access to education resources & communication technologies; • investigate and rectify all human rights violations; • motivate the media to be positive, accurate and responsible.
Transform the military to peace keeping
• redirect funding, expertise and resources from all national military services towards implementing this solution strategy as the priority within each country; • enable each nation to participate in developing the United Nations Global Peacekeeping Operations to ensure international security; • decommission and eliminate nuclear and biological armaments, depleted uranium, land mines, cluster bombs and all instruments of mass destruction.
Unite with others to enhance the future
• enhance the future by helping achieve the local and global objectives of this Charter; • network to raise awareness of this solution strategy and propose its goals for adoption by education, religious, union, political, military, local Councils, and community groups, and for consideration by Governments; • contribute towards a peaceful and abundant Earth, where everyone can enjoy life in peace, harmony and love.
Produced by the Earth Repair Foundation and the Environment Program of United Nations Association of Australia (NSW) Inc. PO Box 503, Katoomba NSW 2780 Australia. Phone: 0408 267 195, Int’nl Code: +61 2, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.earthrepair.net
This Charter was initiated in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit. It has grown through the contribution of many hundreds of people. Join us!
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Most people on Earth would know about this solution strategy charter from two people in 33 days, if they each shared it with one new person a day for 33 days, and each person receiving the strategy shared it with one new person a day for the balance of the 33 days. Totals over 6 billion people.
When enough people lead our leaders will follow.
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