The Earth Community Organization (ECO) was previously called
The Global Community organization. The name was changed during the August 2000
The Global Community organization was first discussed in a report on
global changes published in 1990 by Germain Dufour. The report contained 450
policies (workable sound solutions) on sustainable development, and was
presented to the United Nations, the Government of Canada, several non-profit
organizations and scientists.
With the coming of the millennium, the affairs of humanity appeared to be
unfolding in more profound ways. Cause and effect was more apparent and happening
Today global link-ups are already happening at a fast rate. Business leaders are much
more sensitive to the greater, wider needs for their expertise and are already
in the process of creating a new kind of civilization.
One of the most important factors in our lives is the inter-connection we have
to others, to other countries. Through these connections individuals will be
able to create changes for good on a global scale.
We are now all becoming linked to others in faraway places on a much deeper
level. If we work together to keep our planet healthy, productive and
hospitable, it will benefit all people and living things. As your awareness of
this global need deepens you will want to join with others to see that good
Right now you can use your skills, your knowledge, your abilities, to realize
how these strengths can help bring about the best kind of changes in the world
by connecting with us in our aim to promote sustainable development and Earth
management on four
major levels: the land, the richness of our land, our economic endeavours and
the welfare of all our peoples.
All communities are at a turning point. We can no longer perceive ourselves as a
People who can survive alone and who does not need anyone else. We belong to and
depend upon a much larger group, the Earth Community. The 21st Century
will see limitless links and interrelationships formed within this Earth Community. The entire world is at a turning point.
Already we notice new ways of thinking being embraced, new behaviors and
New standards, goals and objectives have to be defined. Exchange of creative
solutions will help us create firm universal guidelines to keep Earth healthy.
All interacting levels of concern must be considered ~ people, resources,
economic development and environment.
The Earth Community Organization aims to establish a new, permanent dialogue on
measuring and managing sustainable development. It is a grassroots process.
Everyone is involved. Everyone is part of the Earth Community. Your
views are important. We want to hear what they are.
Every person is part of the Earth Community and can become a member of
The Board of Directors of the Earth Community Organization
will be elected by
all members during the August 2002 Global Dialogue. Members will also be allowed to
vote through the Internet and email.
Meetings will be conducted on the Internet. Agendas and minutes will be
displayed on this Webpage. For now only one
director position was filled during the August 2000 World Congress: the President
of the organization is Joseph-Germain Dufour. It is hoped to have at least two
other directors during the August 2002 Global dialogue. It takes at least three
elected directors in other to create a 'Not-for-Profit Charitable
Organization' in Ontario, Canada. Directors becomes legally responsible so
it is necessary to obtain insurance for their protection against potential law
Although there is a need to find a home for the Earth Community
Organization, and also although the organization was not registered legally in
any country so far, the organization exists and has a membership, organizes
worldwide conferences, and has an active Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC).
At the moment the organization is handling several research and development
projects one very important project being the research and development of
the Earth Government model.
All Participants of the August 2000 World
Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community
Action 1 have been given a lifetime membership of The Global Community
The list of all our members is found here.
This is the founding group of The Global Community organization, Earth
Community Organization, the Interim Earth Government, global community concepts and universal
For now you can become a member of ECO by registring yourself (no fees) to the coming August 2002 global dialogue.
Fill the registration form or send us an email requesting to participate in the global dialogue. You can particiapte from your home, community or business place.
We will make use of email and the Internet to conduct the conference as well as having a physical place here in Toronto. Both ways are OK.
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