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New Earth Charter Action Groups!

Following the decentralization for scaling up policy, the Earth Charter International started a campaign to invite individuals interested in promoting the Earth Charter to create action groups in their field of interest.  These action groups would define strategies to spread the word about the Earth Charter in a decentralized way, that is, without any coordination from EC International.

 

Thirty-four new Earth Charter Action Groups have been formed since May 2009, when Earth Charter International launched this campaign. This is a summary of the groups created:

 

Area

Number of Action Groups

Countries and Regions

Education

18

12 different countries: 15 from Latin America, 2 from North America, 1 from Europe and 1 from Asia Pacific.

Youth

9

3 from Africa and Middle East, 3 from North America, 2 from Asia Pacific and 1 from Latin America.

Business

3

USA, Indonesia and Ghana.

Media

3

India, Mexico and Brazil

Religion and Sustainability

1

Pakistan

Arts and Communication

1

Mexico

 

Many education groups are offering workshops and presentations about the Earth Charter in places like Nova Scotia Community College, in Canada; North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Developers (NCSPOD) in Minneapolis; at San Luis High School in Argentina, among others.

 

An interesting example of an action group is the first Artistic and Social Earth Charter Action Group created in Tabasco, Mexico. For more information about this group see this link.

 
CLICK HERE if you are interested in starting a new Earth Charter action group.

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