Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change

A new exhibition inspired by the Earth Charter is going to be launched in English during the Earth Charter+10 event at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands on 29 June.

The new “Seeds of Hope” exhibition stresses our interconnectedness with the rest of the community of life and the need to broaden our sphere of compassion and concern. It encourages viewers to overcome feelings of powerlessness and highlights the fact that a single individual can initiate positive change.

It also introduces the positive vision for sustainable living expressed in the Earth Charter, and gives examples of eight individuals and groups who have successfully taken action for change, from Africa to the Arctic and Eastern Europe.

The message “It starts with one,” is key — the slogan that the Earth Charter International has chosen for their “Earth Charter + 10” campaign in 2010.

The “Seeds of Hope” exhibition contains 24 panels, including one left blank with a simple tree design so viewers can attach their own statement of what they will do toward sustainability.

The exhibition uses the “Learn, Reflect, Empower” formula outlined in SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s 2002 proposal on education for sustainable development and as a tool for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

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