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Morgana Post number 24900 Posted: 9th September 2018     Subject: Universal declaration of rights of mother earth
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http://therightsofnature.org/universal-declaration/
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH
April 22, 2010
World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Preamble
We, the peoples and nations of Earth:

considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny;

gratefully acknowledging that Mother Earth is the source of life, nourishment and learning and provides everything we need to live well;

recognizing that the capitalist system and all forms of depredation, exploitation, abuse and contamination have caused great destruction, degradation and disruption of Mother Earth, putting life as we know it today at risk through phenomena such as climate change;

convinced that in an interdependent living community it is not possible to recognize the rights of only human beings without causing an imbalance within Mother Earth;

affirming that to guarantee human rights it is necessary to recognize and defend the rights of Mother Earth and all beings in her and that there are existing cultures, practices and laws that do so;

conscious of the urgency of taking decisive, collective action to transform structures and systems that cause climate change and other threats to Mother Earth;

proclaim this Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, and call on the General Assembly of the United Nation to adopt it, as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations of the world, and to the end that every individual and institution takes responsibility for promoting through teaching, education, and consciousness raising, respect for the rights recognized in this Declaration and ensure through prompt and progressive measures and mechanisms, national and international, their universal and effective recognition and observance among all peoples and States in the world.

Article 1. Mother Earth

(1) Mother Earth is a living being.

(2) Mother Earth is a unique, indivisible, self-regulating community of interrelated beings that sustains, contains and reproduces all beings.

(3) Each being is defined by its relationships as an integral part of Mother Earth.

(4) The inherent rights of Mother Earth are inalienable in that they arise from the same source as existence.

(5) Mother Earth and all beings are entitled to all the inherent rights recognized in this Declaration without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic and inorganic beings, species, origin, use to human beings, or any other status.

(6) Just as human beings have human rights, all other beings also have rights which are specific to their species or kind and appropriate for their role and function within the communities within which they exist.

(7) The rights of each being are limited by the rights of other beings and any conflict between their rights must be resolved in a way that maintains the integrity, balance and health of Mother Earth.

Article 2. Inherent Rights of Mother Earth

(1) Mother Earth and all beings of which she is composed have the following inherent rights:

(a) the right to life and to exist;

(b) the right to be respected;

(c) the right to regenerate its bio-capacity and to continue its vital cycles and processes free from human disruptions;

(d) the right to maintain its identity and integrity as a distinct, self-regulating and interrelated being;

(e) the right to water as a source of life;

(f) the right to clean air;

(g) the right to integral health;

(h) the right to be free from contamination, pollution and toxic or radioactive waste;

(i) the right to not have its genetic structure modified or disrupted in a manner that threatens its integrity or vital and healthy functioning;

(j) the right to full and prompt restoration for violation of the rights recognized in this Declaration caused by human activities;

(2) Each being has the right to a place and to play its role in Mother Earth for her harmonious functioning.

(3) Every being has the right to wellbeing and to live free from torture or cruel treatment by human beings.

Article 3. Obligations of human beings to Mother Earth

(1) Every human being is responsible for respecting and living in harmony with Mother Earth.

(2) Human beings, all States, and all public and private institutions must:

(a) act in accordance with the rights and obligations recognized in this Declaration;

(b) recognize and promote the full implementation and enforcement of the rights and obligations recognized in this Declaration;

(c) promote and participate in learning, analysis, interpretation and communication about how to live in harmony with Mother Earth in accordance with this Declaration;

(d) ensure that the pursuit of human wellbeing contributes to the wellbeing of Mother Earth, now and in the future;

(e) establish and apply effective norms and laws for the defence, protection and conservation of the rights of Mother Earth;

(f) respect, protect, conserve and where necessary, restore the integrity, of the vital ecological cycles, processes and balances of Mother Earth;

(g) guarantee that the damages caused by human violations of the inherent rights recognized in this Declaration are rectified and that those responsible are held accountable for restoring the integrity and health of Mother Earth;

(h) empower human beings and institutions to defend the rights of Mother Earth and of all beings;

(i) establish precautionary and restrictive measures to prevent human activities from causing species extinction, the destruction of ecosystems or the disruption of ecological cycles;

(j) guarantee peace and eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons;

(k) promote and support practices of respect for Mother Earth and all beings, in accordance with their own cultures, traditions and customs;

(l) promote economic systems that are in harmony with Mother Earth and in accordance with the rights recognized in this Declaration.

Article 4. Definitions

(1) The term “being” includes ecosystems, natural communities, species and all other natural entities which exist as part of Mother Earth.

(2) Nothing in this Declaration restricts the recognition of other inherent rights of all beings or specified beings.

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Kono Loki Post number 24908 Posted: 10th September 2018     Subject:
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And we need her A LOT MORE than she needs us.

I really HATE yin and yang, especially because it's true.
ChristopherBlackwell Post number 24909 Posted: 10th September 2018     Subject: Kono
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Kono,

You certainly have that right. Earth can and will survive nicely without us, be we cannot survive without her. When we talk about damage to the environment, we actually are talking about the extinction of mankind. Our extinction is the final result of environmental damaging by humans.
Christopher

Wisdom is what is left after you have done all the dumb stuff
Kono Loki Post number 24916 Posted: 11th September 2018     Subject: Re: Kono
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Christopherblackwell,
That, and the fact we need to act.
I mean i am not able to do much, but its certainly better than doing nothing, and a lot of little things make one big thing.

Be a part of the solution, so i am no longer a part of the problem.
😎

I really HATE yin and yang, especially because it's true.
Mike The Blacksmith Post number 24920 Posted: 12th September 2018     Subject:
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Kono Loki

Thanks for becoming part of the solution.

Unlike other creatures on Mother Earth humans can make positive changes to the environment.

Use resources wisely, plant trees, protect habitat, down to what products we buy can all be for the positive for Mother Earth.

As you said " a lot of little things make a big thing"

Now to get others to do the same.

Mike the Blacksmith
Isobel Post number 24924 Posted: 12th September 2018     Subject:
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Dear Mike and dear Kono Loki

Absolutely!

Thanks for sharing good ideas.

Blessings

PFI National Co-ordinators for Portugal
Isobel Andrade & Jose Ferreira

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Kono Loki Post number 24927 Posted: 13th September 2018     Subject:
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Mike The Blacksmith,

Yes, that would be great.

Though the idea of the earth as a women is still awkward in my opinion if i am honest.

I really HATE yin and yang, especially because it's true.
Isobel Post number 24931 Posted: 13th September 2018     Subject:
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Hi.
I ask permission to use these phrases on my face page??, they work, are clear, direct an simple is a good mini message!

Isobel

Thanks for becoming part of the solution.

Unlike other creatures on Mother Earth humans can make positive changes to the environment.

Use resources wisely, plant trees, protect habitat, down to what products we buy can all be for the positive for Mother Earth.

As you said " a lot of little things make a big thing"

Now to get others to do the same.

PFI National Co-ordinators for Portugal
Isobel Andrade & Jose Ferreira
Kono Loki Post number 24933 Posted: 13th September 2018     Subject:
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PS: There is a Dutch saying:
Een betere wereld begint bij jezelf.

A better world starts with yourself. [Smile]

I really HATE yin and yang, especially because it's true.
Mike The Blacksmith Post number 24934 Posted: 14th September 2018     Subject:
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Isobel,

You have my permission to use the quote.

The more people we get to see the problem and change the way they do things the better.

Mike the Blacksmith
Kono Loki Post number 24935 Posted: 14th September 2018     Subject:
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Isobel,
You can use mine to.

I really HATE yin and yang, especially because it's true.
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