Reading of the Earth Charter
Madelon Köhler-Busch would like to invite the university community to mark the vernal equinox, the beginning of spring and with it, a renewal of nature. Please, join my students and me as we read from the Earth Charter in English, German, Spanish and French.
We will meet outside the main entrance of Doudna Hall and begin the reading. Anybody is welcome to participate in the reading.
The preamble of the Earth Charter read:
We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.
The charter can be found at: http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/pages/Read-the-Charter.html