The Earth Charter is a set of ethical commitments designed to guide governments in building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society. It is a vision of hope, a standard of critique and a call to action. The Earth Charter began as a United Nations backed initiative and has now been taken on by a coalition of civil society groups around the world. The Charter has been endorsed by over 6,000 organizations, including many governments and international organizations.

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Gertie Jocksch is a Sister of Charity of Halifax. She holds a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Regis College and the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. A passion that has continued to evolve Gertie’s work has been her concern and care for Mother Earth.