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EARTH CHARTER USA COMMUNITIES INITIATIVES
Earth Charter USA Communities Initiatives (ECCommunities) is the facilitator for grassroots
efforts to implement the vision and principles of the Earth Charter in local communities. The
Earth Charter is an international peoples' Declaration of Interdependence that was written by
thousands of people in 77 years over the course of ten years and launched at The Hague
Peace Palace in 2000. It calls for respect for nature, universal human rights, economic
justice and a culture of peace. Click here to see the complete text of the Earth Charter.
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|The Hague + 5 held in Amsterdam
ECUSACI attendees offer their comments from this international conference to celebrate
accomplishments of the Earth Charter Initiative over the past 5 years, share experiences, and
launch a new phase of growth. More...
|Earth Charter Commissioner Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Wangari Maathai, Earth Charter Commissioner for Kenya, will be honored with the Nobel
Peace Prize. She is the first woman in Africa to receive this honor. Dr. Maathai is the
embodiment of the Earth Charter's vision. More...