Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is a declaration signed by governments, environmental protection groups, experts and academics for the future of the human race in promotion of sustainable development.

“Earth is our Home. The dominant patterns of production and consumption are causing environmental devastation and the depletion of resources. The resources of the Earth are not shared equitably thus causes devastation. Based on the humane concern about life, we are all inter-related and interdependent.” (is it the original Eng version?) The foreword of the Earth Charter states it is everyone’s responsibility to promote sustainable development. The four basic principles are:

1. Respect and care for the community of life;
2. Ecological integrity;
3. Social and economic justice;
4. Democracy, nonviolence, and peace

The Hong Kong SGI agrees with the Earth Charter concept, therefore has been putting in great effort in environmental protection education. Click for details on Earth Charter.