Endorsement of the Earth Charter by individuals or organizations signifies a commitment to the spirit and aims of the document. It is an indication that they intend to utilize the Earth Charter in ways that are appropriate given their situation. Endorsement also means a commitment to work for the implementation of the values and principles of the Earth Charter and a readiness to cooperate with others in this endeavor.
There are many other ways that those who endorse the Earth Charter can help to advance the objectives of the Earth Charter Initiative. For example, an organization might use the document to review its operations and modify its activities so that they better reflect the principles of the Earth Charter, and it might integrate the Earth Charter into its educational programs.
Endorsement of the Earth Charter is open to anyone and any institution. Earth Charter International makes a concerted effort to verify endorsements and ECI assumes that endorsement includes an agreement that the Endorser may be publicly identified as an Earth Charter Endorser.
You can endorse the Earth Charter on-line or send us your endorsement statement. You can use the following sample:
"We, the undersigned, endorse the Earth Charter. We embrace the spirit and aims of the document. We pledge to join the global partnership for a just, sustainable, and peaceful world and to work for the realization of the values and principles of the Earth Charter."
Additionally, it is expected that an Endorser will:
- Actively promote the Earth Charter and follow the Action Guidelines stated in Section VI.
- Contribute to the Earth Charter Initiative and to Earth Charter-inspired action projects in whatever way is most appropriate
- Implement the Earth Charter in his/her professional work and personal life