Join with millions in the common purpose to achieve the objectives of this visionary Charter, and help create a culture of lasting peace on Earth.
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Protect natural heritage and biodiversity
• respect the Earth and take responsibility for all our actions, realising the inter-connectedness of all life; • protect in perpetuity and cease further destruction of all remaining bio-diverse native forests and other areas of high conservation value, including lakes, rivers and oceans; • prohibit the contamination of air, soil and waterways; • accelerate training and employment programs to repair previously-cleared and degraded lands by planting and companion growing, increasing quantities of permaculture designed food forests to help stabilise the climate and counteract global warming; • plant and intergrow with companion vegetation, increasing quantities of appropriate trees to help repair the atmosphere; • preserve and maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, plants and animals in their natural habitats; • implement a moratorium on releasing genetically engineered crops which can interfere irreversibly with natural biodiversity; • label accordingly all foods altered with DNA technology.
Honour the UN Charter and respect all peoples • uphold the United Nations Charter; • engage with the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples and learn from their history, cultures and spiritual values; • support self-determination and sovereign treaty rights worldwide; • facilitate permanent representation of the world’s Indigenous Nations and Peoples in all United Nations forums; • honour the inheritance and protection of traditional languages, knowledge, sacred materials and sites; • learn wisdom from enlightened elders of all cultures.
Enable ecologically sustainable development • adopt the world’s best practices and reduce, reuse and recycle to minimise our consumption of Earth’s finite resources; • educate for a sustainable world population by providing comprehensive and free family-planning assistance; • provide adequate sustainable habitat to end homelessness; • introduce into education systems, reverence for nature, and the essential life skills of family planning, birthing and parenting, first-aid, effective communication, self-esteem and creative expression; • co-operate internationally and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by replacing fossil-fuel use with safe and renewable energy technologies; • disengage from nuclear industries and cease uranium mining until safety is ensured from all radioactive materials, mine tailings and by-products from the nuclear cycle; • implement a moratorium on releasing genetically engineered crops which can interfere irreversibly with natural biodiversity; • label accordingly all foods altered with DNA technology; • increase the provision 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; • contribute to inter-generational equity and justice by progressively planning for the wellbeing of future generations.
Acquire health and immunity efficiency • incorporate a complementary and wholistic approach into 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 wellbeing by combining an optimistic attitude, sleep, exercise and a nutritious diet of fresh, organically grown leaves, including sprouted seeds, nuts and grains, raw fruits, vegetables and herbs; • abstain from over-eating and health-reducing practices, such as smoking tobacco, and alcohol and drug abuse; • 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 free-range animal farming; • 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 city, 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, and natural low-impact landcare strategies.
Practise composting to restore soils • produce valuable humus-rich soil for home, municipal, farm and forestry use by composting all currently-wasted biodegradable materials; • replace artificial fertilisers with fine rock-dust and humus to revitalise soils, increase the nutrient value of food crops and boost resistance to plant disease; • treat sewage extracting bio-gas and fertilise 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 of 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 Ministry 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; • uphold the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensure freedom of speech for all; • facilitate equal worldwide access to education resources & communication technologies; • ensure basic human rights and freedom of speech for all; • investigate and rectify all human rights violations; • motivate the media to be positive, accurate and responsible.
Transform the military to earth repair • 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 in a common purpose • 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, business, legal, military and community groups, local Councils, and for legislation by Governments; • contribute towards a peaceful and abundant Earth, where everyone can enjoy life in wisdom, happiness, 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: email@example.com 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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