Initiatives

The following are on-going, national projects or initiatives that support the Earth Charter in the
USA.  
Earth Charter Community Summits (ECCS)
The Earth Charter Community Summits are a grassroots effort to bring people together in
cities around the world to be inspired to make the Earth Charter's principles a reality in their
lives and communities. Summits are held annually on the second Saturday of October (in
2005, October 8) in order to inform, educate and engage people, including youth, of diverse
backgrounds with the Earth Charter through music, arts, enlightened speakers and
meaningful dialogues.  Visit the ECCS website at
www.EarthCharterSummits.org.
Earth Scouts
Earth Scouts is a new national program based on the Earth Charter with badges centered on
respect for nature, economic justice, universal human rights and a culture of peace, is
inviting volunteers including parents, youth, educators, artists and other enthusiastic
community members to help in its formation.  Visit the Earth Scouts website at
www.EarthScouts.org.
Earth Charter Community Alliance (ECCA)
Earth Charter Community Alliance, founded in 2002, is composed of 30 cities and is an
ever-growing network of community representatives working to implement the Earth Charter
in their hometowns.  They share support and information about their Earth Charter projects.  
Experienced members also provide individual mentoring and assistance to newcomers.  In
addition, a moderated listserve and conference calls promote communication among
members.
To become a member it is necessary to be actively working on an Earth Charter
community initiative or to have taken initial steps towards creating one. The alliance is an
informal one without dues or other costs.
Projects, Events and Activities in the USA
Click here to see a list of ECUSA Communities Initiatives.  These items can also be found
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Earth Charter Community Indicators Project
The Earth Charter Community Indicators’ Project, a citizen engagement effort to measure
quality of life in Tampa, began to take form after the 2003 Summit. Behavioral scientists know
that what gets measured is what changes over time.  
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