We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations. For the full text...Earth Charter USA comprises people from all walks of life who embrace the values in the Earth Charter and who seek to make these values a blueprint for a sustainable way of life in this country. An Earth Charter USA Network advances the Charter in cooperation with the Secretariat which is based at The Center for Respect of Life and Environment, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the U.S., in Washington, DC. Earth Charter USA relies on this network of Earth Charter Facilitators to introduce the Earth Charter to their communities. These individuals also represent key sectors of society including: business, religious and spiritual groups, the academic community, citizen's groups, labor groups, professional associations, the media, and many others.