Ecological Wisdom

We acknowledge that human beings are part of the natural world and we respect the specific values of all forms of life, including non-human species.

We acknowledge the wisdom of the indigenous peoples of the world, as custodians of the land and its resources.

We acknowledge that human society depends on the ecological resources of the planet, and must ensure the integrity of ecosystems and preserve biodiversity and the resilience of life supporting systems.

This requires:

  • that we learn to live within the ecological and resource limits of the planet
  • that we protect animal and plant life, and life itself that is sustained by the natural elements: earth, water, air and sun
  • where knowledge is limited, that we take the path of caution, in order to secure the continued abundance of the resources of the planet for present and future generations.