Have you heard of the Declaration of Interdependence? Through the Earth Council and Green Cross International, Maurice Strong (Secretary-General of the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992) and Mikhail Gorbachev launched an initiative (with support from the Dutch Government) to develop an Earth Charter as a civil-society initiative. As a result, the independent Earth Charter Commission engaged in a world-wide consultation process to create the Earth Charter, a global consensus statement and ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.

Try the action guidelines at Earth Charter Initiative.

You can also use the Charter as a resource for developing standards and ethics, as a community development tool, or as an education framework for sustainable development.

Habib Todd Boerger in Practicing Democracy with the Earth