The choice is ours: form a global partnership to care for the Earth and one another or risk destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living. We must realize that when basic needs have been met, human development is primarily about being more, not having more. We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. Our environmental economic, political, social, and spiritual challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.
~~The Earth Charter