Earth Community Action 1 - Mission Statement - Headquarters
Earth Community Action 1
With the coming of the millennium the affairs of humanity appear to
be unfolding in more profound ways.
Cause and effect was more apparent and happening more quickly. Those of you who are educated and aware will find themselves
urgently called upon to action for the good of all humanity. Global link-ups are already happening at a fast rate. One of the most important factors in our lives is the inter-connection we have to others, to other countries.
Through these connections you will be able to create changes for good on a global scale. We must now all become linked to others in faraway places on a much deeper level if we are to work together to keep our planet
healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things. As your awareness of this global need deepens you will want to join with others to see that good changes happen.
Business leaders are much more sensitive to the greater, wider needs of their expertise and are already in the process of creating a new
kind of civilization.
We believe the world is at a turning point. We can no longer see ourselves as a People who could survive alone or as a People who
do not need anyone else. We belong and depend on a much larger group, that of the
Earth Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and interrelationships with the
This third millennium is a new challenge. New standards, goals and objectives have to be defined. Firm universal guidelines are
essentials in keeping the world healthy. Already we notice new ways of thinking being embraced, new behaviors and attitudes adopted.
Global ethics are required to do business and to deal with one another in a way that will sustain Earth.
Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his/her own
local community ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for their own affairs ~ they become empowered as a person. They can then reach beyond their own property and family, and
help to work with others living with and around them, even a part of the local community they live in ~ the villages, the town community, the
surrounding territory, and so on. The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, the one who takes responsibility for their community.
When a group of ordinary people realize they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their villages, in their communities, they can
then find ways to bring about these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be utilized. Every
humble person deserves to have their ideas respected, and encouraged to develop his or her own life for the better. Sound solutions to help manage and
sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future.
Everyone can think of better ideas to sustain all life on Earth and realize these ideas by conducting positive and constructive actions. When
there is a need to find a solution to a problem or a concern, a sound solution would be to choose a measure or conduct an action, if possible, which causes reversible damage as opposed to a measure
causing an irreversible loss; that is the grassroots process.
Right now you can use your skills, knowledge and abilities help bring about the best kind of changes in the world by connecting with us in our aim to
form an Earth Government.
Sound solutions to all our problems will have to be researched and developed and made available to everyone
by Earth Government. Sound solutions made available to all communities should
ensure a sound future for Earth. Exchange of creative solutions to the varied community problems around the world will benefit us all on many levels ~ socially, economically and ecologically. We can all
help to manage Earth this way. We invite you to participate in the grassroots
process to ensure a sound future for Earth.
Earth has long been waiting for a truly global governing body based on universal values,
human rights, global concepts and democracy. Earth Government might as well be created now, there
is no longer any reason to wait. We are the Earth Community and we will form Earth
Government. Earth management is a priority and is a duty by every responsible person.
Earth Government will now be formed and we want you to reflect on future effects of such an event on the history of humanity. Certainly one will
expect extraordinary changes: a reorganizing of human activities all over the planet;
participation by all societies on the planet in solving local and global problems; new
alliances forming; north meeting with south (eradication of poverty will be the price to pay to get votes from the south) in
order to gather more votes within the newly created Earth Government to satisfy power
struggles between European countries, Asian countries and the Western countries;
adoption of democratic principles, human rights, global concepts, and universal values
by every human being; expansion of consciousness; gathering and coordinating of forces to resolve
social and political problems in a peaceful way (no more conflicts and wars); gathering
and coordinating of forces (technologies, scientific research, exploration work, human resources, etc.) to
resolve global problems such as global climate, environment, availability of resources, poverty,
employment, etc. Thousands more changes!
Let your heart and mind reflect on 'the
good' of a democratically elected Earth Government. Everyone is part of Earth
Community by birth and therefore everyone has a right to vote. Everyone should
be given a chance to vote. If you live in a developing country this time you
will have a vote ~ human rights are for everyone. You are a part of the Earth
Community, and we will stand by you. Decisions will be made
democratically. You will finally have a voice and a friend, many friends, within
Earth Government and the Earth Community. Your lives have values just like all of ours.
Earth Government will:
- Be responsive to the needs of our citizens.
- Coordinate efforts from all individuals, organizations,
communities, nations, NGOs, governments, businesses to work together to keep
our planet healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living
- Respect and protect our environment by preserving our natural heritage.
- Build upon our diversified economic base and promote new 'clean'
- Ensure controlled quality growth.
- Maintain strong Earth management practices.
- Promote global community concepts and universal values as
basic building blocks of Earth Community.
- Conduct societal, environmental, economic and availability of resources
checks and balances.
- Bring forth a sustainable global society embracing universal values related to human rights, economic and
social justice, respect of nature, peace, responsibility to one another, and the
protection and management of the Earth.
- Promote political well-being, or an internal sense of power and autonomy, as
being in control of one's life, being able to and having the freedom to make
decisions, being aware of and able to anticipate the consequences of one's actions
on one's self and others and having the skills to act on one's decisions, being
individuals who no longer accept unquestioningly those practices in society that
are frequently taken for granted, those practices which reinforce inequality and
- Recognize that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. As universal values,
freedom and equality are concerned with our ability to decide, to choose values and to participate in the making of laws, and they are
dependent on the recognition of other people. These values forbid any form of
discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, sex, religion, age or mother
tongue. By accepting both values of freedom and equality we can achieve justice.
One can be answerable for one's actions in a 'just' way only if judgments are
given in the framework of democratically established laws and courts. Social justice consists in sharing wealth with a view
to greater equality and the equal recognition of each individual's merits. Human
rights and democracy are closely intertwined. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the characteristics of a democracy. The typical
fundamental freedoms of a democracy (freedom of expression, thought, assembly, and association) are themselves part of human rights.
These freedoms can exist everywhere. Democracy is a political system based on the participation of the people. It foresees the separation of
powers among the judiciary, the legislative and the executive authorities, as well
as free and regular elections.
- Give equal emphasis to cultural rights, economic and social rights, and civil and
political rights. We will not enforce economic rights alone to the detriment of individual civil rights and the rights of all
individuals to decide their own fate and the future of their country, their political
rights. We are aware that traditional customs and standards could burden the sustainability of all life on Earth. They could burden
Earth society or any society forever, and holds individuals in a straitjacket. We
cannot accept that. No one can! There are choices to be made and you must make them. Cultures can develop and can go on developing. Even religious
beliefs may evolve. We are living now and we are able to create these changes.
We are at least as bright , most certainly brighter, than the people who were
living thousand of years ago. As far as Earth Government is concerned, cultural and religious differences cannot be a reason or an excuse or a pretext for
not respecting human rights. Quite the contrary, all kinds of cultures may promote human rights and
especially cultural rights. They are different in their achievements, but they are equal in dignity where they are
expressions of freedom. At any time or in any given place, men, women and children use their
culture to invent new ways of making human rights a living reality. Diversity
enriches us if it respects the dignity of each individual, and if it takes account of
human rights as a whole. Each individual is recognized as a representative of humankind. Human dignity resides in each of us and this
dignity must be recognized and respected by all.
- Recognize that corporations have social responsibilities as they are an integral part of society. Global ethics recalls that those realities, on
which others build upon, have to be protected first. A classical example is that of the stewardship of the ecological base (the base of life) which has to be given priority
before the fulfillment of various economic and social wishes. Demands resulting
from the social system of a particular country have to find their limits in the
protection of the global ecosystem or the aim of maximization of labour productivity in agriculture and forestry should not be
realized at the expense of biodiversity landscapes. Vital interests of future generations have to be
considered as having priority before less vital interests of the present generation.
Typical examples are climate change, fresh water, clean air and soil erosion.
Supply chains have to be designed in a way, that the goods can enter after usage
or consumption into natural or industrial recycling processes. If serious damages
to persons, animals, plants and the ecosystem cannot be excluded, an action or
pattern of behaviour should be refrained from. A striking example is the use of
negotiations and community principles to resolve conflicts in other countries.
Never use armed intervention to resolve a conflict. Never go to war.
for supplying goods or services should choose a path which entails the least
possible impact on the ecological and social system concerned. This way functioning proven systems will not be disturbed, and unnecessary risks will not
be taken. The Polluter Pays Principle applies to all with no exception. Supply
strategies consuming less resources should have preference before those enhancing more resource consumption. Strategies, which violate human dignity,
should not be permitted. Examples are the expulsion of an indigenous population
by the flooding of a valley for a hydroelectric power plant.
A more balance world economy will result of annual checks and
balances. Corporations will take their social responsibilities and become involved
in designing, monitoring, and implementing these checks and balances. Corporations are required to expand their
responsibilities to include human rights, the environment, community and family
aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects.
Earth Government has extended the idea of sustainability to be a moral and ethical state, as well as an economic and environmental state,
wherein sustainable consumption patterns respect the universal values of peace,
security, justice and equity within the human relationships that exist in the global
community. When there is a need to find a solution to a problem or a concern, a
sound solution would be to choose a measure, if possible, which causes reversible damage as oppose to a measure causing an irreversible loss.
Consumers should be concerned with the impact of their decisions on the environment but also on
the lives and well-being of other people. Since one of the key functions of families as a social institution is to engage in production (selling their labour in
return for wages) and consumption (using those wages to buy goods and services), then the role of families has impacts on sustainable consumption and
- Assume that the eradication of poverty in the world is a priority and our responsibility. The interaction of poor health,
poverty and environmental deterioration have a direct relationship with the stage of economic and social development of a
country. Several developing countries are ruled by socio-economic and political structures
that are oppressive, and it is the inherently vulnerable and dependent groups that
are at a higher risk of neglect and abuse. There has to be an organized NGO sector and active human-rights groups in such societies in order to protect and
defend the oppressed people.
- Propose to make fresh drinking water a human right. The existing and future
uses of water are constantly challenged; balancing supply and demand is made
even harder by the amounts of pollution found in the air, land and waters. Pollution is widespread and people are dying because of it. As soon as more
pollution is added into the fresh water systems than people and all life die. This is
true even with the best system in the world. We live on the edge. Rainwater could carry pollution to the fresh water supply, and it is too late.
Our fresh water sources are already being used and yet, the world population is increasing rapidly.
This increase in population and the increase of pollutants in our drinking water
sources have created conflicts which will only become more and more serious in
the near future.
- Propose to make clean air a human right. Industrial pollution plays a major
role in the deterioration of nature but this time the level of pollution is above the
carrying capacity of the ecosystem. Human rights are those that individuals have by virtue of their very existence as
human beings: to live, eat, drink fresh water, breath fresh air, have shelter. Just as
human beings have human rights, they also have moral, legal responsibilities and
related obligations and accountabilities. Every person needs Oxygen to live so
clean air is certainly a primordial human right by our very nature. A large part of
our body is made of water and we could not live without water; therefore water is
also a primordial human rights by our very nature.
- Scrutinize the sustainability of current levels and patterns of consumption and with the economic, political,
personal, environmental, availability of resources, societal and spiritual impact of
excessive, run-away consumption. Earth Government will find a balanced, sustainable global consumption. About 20% of Earth’s people account
for 80% of the world's total consumption. Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other humans living in
Earth Community. The right to choice is the consumer right that refers to the right to
have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and
variable, satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country
markets, governments have implemented trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore
so they can lessen the cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child
labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to
pollution or ecological concerns and human rights in pursuit of profit. Labour
rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to abhorrent working
conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all human rights). Consumers
in developed countries have been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their
consumption choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not
being responsible for their decisions.