The Earth Charter is an international declaration of core values and implementing principles that form a road map for getting to full-circle sustainability (respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, grassroots democracy and a culture of peace) in every community on planet Earth.
Earth Charter Indiana is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Earth Charter Indiana has fraternal relationships with Earth Charter U.S. and Earth Charter International.
“Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.” (closing words of the Charter)
Earth Charter Indiana exists to inspire and advance sustainable, just and peaceful living in Indiana by promoting the values and principles of the Earth Charter.
Earth Charter Indiana envisions a state of Indiana where life is just, peaceful and sustainable. Earth Charter Indiana will contribute to this vision as an organization that is cohesive, collaborative, diverse, engaged and relevant.
We value the comprehensiveness and interdependence of the values and principles contained in the Earth Charter.
- Respect and care for the community of life
- Ecological integrity
- Social and economic justice
- Democracy, non-violence and peace