We at Earth Charter International have so many exciting projects going on, plans and ideas in the process of making the world a more peaceful and sustainable. We are entering a new phase. The new Earth Charter Education Center is about to open at the University for Peace campus in Costa Rica and it has been selected for a four year project: the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter International Secretariat work will be focused on three critical areas that you can support:
(1) Education for more sustainable ways of living;
(2) Networking Earth Charter supporters and likeminded sustainability advocates and activists; and
(3) Dialogue to promote understanding of the ethical dimensions of sustainability and to influence policy and governance to better reflect ethical considerations
We now need your help in raising the necessary funds and resources needed to cover our operating costs for 2012-2013 and to support some fantastic projects. Here are some specific ECI projects and requirements that need your support. Any contribution you can make towards these targets will be a great help.
1. New Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development. This involves training, teaching and research on Education for sustainability, ethics and the Earth Charter
2. New equipment and furniture. The Center counts with a new building and is in the process of seeking funds to its equipment.
3. Development and facilitation of online youth empowerment courses.
4. Best practices and experiences of the Earth Charter in education through video production. Much of our works is and will continue to be in facilitating the exchange of experiences and knowledge.
5. Communication services
6. International dialogue on the Earth Charter, Sustainability, and Ethics during Rio+20
Please contact us if you are interested in being provided with more information about any one of these projects.
If you are able to make a donation, please do specify which project you would prefer your contribution to be directed towards, or feel free to make a general contribution toward ECI’s program of work for 2012.
We would also like you to consider making a regular monthly contributions to help cover to our operational expenses. Pledges of $20- $50 a month for the year are vital to maintaining our own organizational sustainability.
You can make your contribution through:
I. Your credit card via our secure donation service. Click here for the link.
II. Bank / wire transfer to the following bank account
Name of Bank: Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Address of Bank: Avenida Central, Calle 4 y 6, San José, Costa Rica
Swift Code: BNCRCRSJ
Account Name: University for Peace/Earth Charter
Account Number: 100-02-099-600115-2
We also invite you to reach out to your friends, networks, or organizations with this request.
Thank you so much for considering supporting us at ECI, for being a vital part of the Earth Charter Initiative, and for helping to make the world a better, safer, more just, peaceful, and sustainable place.
The Earth Charter International Team