Earth Charter +10 is a yearlong celebration of the tenth anniversary of the completion of the Earth Charter, which was launched at The Hague Peace Palace in June 2000. Events to celebrate and engage people with the Earth Charter will be taking place around the world throughout 2010.
Earth Charter US is inviting Americans to join the global celebration by organizing EC+10 gatherings in their homes and communities on November 2 in conjunction with the major EC+10 Event in Ahmedabad, India. Throughout this year we will facilitate online interactive conversations among Earth Charter supporters in the US to help develop and promote EC+10 gatherings next November.
We invite you to take part in an online Earth Charter regional gathering that will take place this Thursday, 8 April at 10:30am Eastern Daylight Time, where we’ll start discussing our plans for this historic celebration.
Here is some information about the event from our friends at Earth Charter International:
Earth Charter International is encouraging four informal regional meetings (one in each major region of the world) that will bring together Earth Charter youth groups, affiliates, some partners and council members with the following purpose:
Know more about those individuals and organizations working with Earth Charter in the region.
Have a short discussion about Earth Charter activities in 2010 (specifically on the Earth Charter +10 anniversary).
Share views regarding the Earth Charter strategy for gaining recognition for the Earth Charter at the UN.
These meetings will be executed in an online multimedia platform, which has been already used for Earth Charter online courses. To join the meetings, you need high speed internet connection; also web-camera and microphone are useful if you want to join the discussion. In case you don’t have those, you can still participate through the text chats. To enter the platform, please follow the steps on the “EC+10 Meeting Room” webpage. This will be open half an hour before our meeting Thursday, 8 April at 10:30 am.
We very much hope you will be able to take two hours of your busy time to connect with us through a computer with good internet connection.
We are very excited to be taking part in this worldwide event, and we hope that you will join us this Thursday to kick off the celebration.
Thank you for all that you do.
Earth Charter US