EARTH CHARTER® DAY ART SHOW
Earth Charter Day for Endorsers of Earth Charter
The Art Party occasionally produces art shows, such as Earth Charter® Art Show on Earth Charter Day at World of Walas / DUDOC in Vancouver, an Earth Charter Partner.
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EARTH CHARTER DAY ART SHOW
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Join the Walas family in exploring the Earth Charter® and Earth Charter Day Art Show; this year’s theme of sowing a culture of peace. This will be a fun evening for you to connect with people working for environmental, social and economic justice as envisioned in the Earth Charter.
Arrive at 5pm to mingle with local change-makers and enjoy live music and art. A program at 6:30pm will include:
– Sheryl Rivers, Squamish Nation, Rivers Consulting Solutions
– Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (video welcome from Ottawa)
– Gerben van Straaten, CEO of World of Walas & Author of Earth Charter Cities Manifesto
– Carol Anne Hilton, CEO of Transformation & Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister
Location: Dudoc Vancouver, 100-1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Artists include Christopher Rodrigues with his surreal earth art and Ari Lazer with his laser cut wood of sacred geometry earth symbols for The Art Party.
WHAT IS EARTH CHARTER?
Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental values and principles considered useful by its supporters for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Created by a global consultation process, and endorsed by organizations representing millions of people, the Charter “seeks to inspire in all peoples a sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family, the greater community of life, and future generations.
Earth Charter originated in 1987, by Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev as members of The Club of Rome, when the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development called for a new charter to guide the transition to sustainable development. In 1992, the need for a charter was urged by then-Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, but the time for such a declaration was not believed to be right. The Rio Declaration became the statement of the achievable consensus at that time. In 1994, Maurice Strong (Chairman of the Earth Summit) and Mikhail Gorbachev, working through organizations they each founded (the Earth Council and Green Cross International respectively), restarted the Earth Charter as a civil society initiative, with the help of the government of the Netherlands.
WHAT IS EARTH CHARTER CITIES?
Driven by the Earth Charter, Earth Charter Cities is a collaborative movement that brings together passionate amateurs, experts, organizations and frameworks from across the world to inspire exponential improvements in principle areas of the Earth Charter and Earth Charter Cities Manifesto.
The Earth Charter Cities Manifesto is a call to action for all of us. It was developed by Gerben van Straaten of World of Walas to help communities realize the Earth Charter. After an almost 2 year drafting process with key stakeholders of the Earth Charter, the Earth Charter Cities Manifesto was launched in The Hague in 2010.
Get more information on Gerben van Straaten and the story of the Earth Charter Cities Manifesto.