The USA Charter: Youth Charter of Responsibilities - 1º de maio de 2010

Charting the Future: Youth Take on Climate Change is the community-based project in the US associated with the upcoming Children and Youth International Conference on the Environment: Let’s Take Care of the Planet . On April 9-11, 2010, the Peer Learning Exchange was held on the campus of Regis University in Denver, Colorado. The Exchange was hosted by the FrontRange office of Earth Force, (...)

Intergenerational workshop on the economy and social justice - 1º de dezembro de 2009

The Knoxville (Tennessee) Solidarity Economy Group led a 3-hour workshop on June 27, 2009 for an intergenerational group at the Highlander Research and Education Center (HREC). Twenty-five young people who are participants in STAY (a multi-state initiative focused on creating the community resources necessary so young people can stay in the region for education and employment), twelve (...)

Unitarian Universalist Congregation considers “Our Responsibility for Water” - 1º de dezembro de 2009

The congregation invited Nina to return in August to present a guest sermon as part of the annual Water Service. For the Water Service congregants bring water from their travels or places that have been significant to them. During the service all the water samples are poured into a common vessel to symbolize coming together again and that many are one. The Foothills congregation wanted to (...)

US Film Festivals Raise Awareness, Mobilize Action on Our Responsibility for Water - 3 de junho de 2009

The Global Citizens’ Climate Change & Water Film Festival visited ten college and university campuses in the US between March 22 and April 27, 2009. Student groups and community organizations sponsored the festival at each location. Nina Gregg, US Charter Coordinator and Anugraha John from Global Citizens for Sustainable Development in Bangalore, India led discussions and workshops and (...)

Who’s Responsible for the Economy? - 7 de maio de 2009

Nina Gregg, Charter of Human Responsibilities, and Wolfgang Hoeschele, geographer at Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, co-led a workshop titled “A Liberatory, Equitable, and Sustainable Economy” at the first US Forum on the Solidarity Economy. The Forum at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from March 19-22, 2009 was convened by the US Solidarity Economy Network in (...)

Global Citizen’s Climate Change and Water Film Festival to Visit Nine US Campuses - 4 de maio de 2009

The Climate Change and Water Film Festival, a project of the Charter of Human Responsibilities and Global Citizens for Sustainable Development, will visit nine university and college campuses in the US in spring 2009. The film festival aims to increase awareness and action regarding local and global issues around water. The Charter of Human Responsibilities, an international project (...)

Ecuadorian constitution gives rights to nature - 17 de fevereiro de 2009

Ecuadorian citizens have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution that gives nature the right to “exist, persist, maintain, and regenerate.” Theirs is the first nation to give legally enforceable rights to the natural world (Spain recently granted rights to apes, while the United States, for its part, confers legal rights on corporations). The new Ecuadorian constitution requires the state (...)

The Solidarity Economy and Responsibility - 19 de junho de 2008

Twenty-four activists and educators from five states met for two days at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee to learn about the Solidarity Economy and build relationships for future work together. The group included people working on immigrant rights, sustainability education, living wages, police brutality, the cradle to prison pipeline, using art for (...)

Energy & Responsibility: a challenge for the 21st century - 13 de maio de 2008

Nearly 200 people gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee April 10-12, 2008 for “Energy Responsibility: a conference on ethics and the environment.” Interdisciplinary exchange The conference brought together ethicists, legal theorists, policy makers, industry representatives and environmental activists to engage in a conversation about ethics and responsibility in the contested terrain of energy (...)

Using the Charter of Human Responsibilities for Sustainability Education - 31 de janeiro de 2008

Nina Gregg and Rachel Trajber took part in the November 2007 annual conference of the North American Association of Environmental Educators. The conference, which was attended by more than a thousand teachers, advocates and policy makers, offered workshops, presentations, demonstrations, scholarly papers, roundtables and strategy sessions. Nina and Rachel led a workshop on “Using the Charter (...)

Energy and responsibility - 22 de junho de 2007

Awareness of climate change and global warming is motivating many individuals, communities and organizations to make changes in their energy consumption practices. Most projections show that conservation can have an impact on energy use, but to have a significant impact on the human sources of climate change, we really need fundamental changes in industrial, national and regional policies of (...)

Environmental Education and Responsibility - 22 de junho de 2007

The Charter of Human Responsibilities has been used effectively in several countries (among them Brazil, India, Greece and New Zealand) to promote reflection and action on environmental protection, conservation and sustainability. We are preparing to work with several schools and environmental education centers to introduce the Charter and the concept of responsibility as tools for (...)


The US Social Forum took place in Atlanta, Georgia from June 27 through July 1, 2007. This was the first Social Forum to be held in the US. The WSF International Coordinating Council approached Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) in June 2003 to develop a planning process for a US Social Forum. After several years of investigating how a USSF could be organized, GGJ launched the USSF Planning (...)

A New Brochure Available! - 1º de dezembro de 2006

; The brochure is designed as an invitation, to welcome and encourage participation in the Charter project throughout the US. The section "What You Can Do" offers examples of activities that individuals and groups can hold in their communities, workplaces, schools and civic organizations. The section "Reflection and Action" provides examples of how the Charter is being used as a focus of (...)

Nina GREGG - 27 de março de 2006

I am an independent consultant, working with non-profit social justice and community based organizations to strengthen their capacity to organize for social change. Since 1993 I have worked with women’s groups, environmental advocates, literacy educators, trade unions, mediators, community organizers, popular educators, universities, professors, philanthropists and social service providers. (...)

INTRODUCTION - 8 de março de 2006

During the year 2005, the coordination of the Regional Charter Committee for the United Stated, that was hold by Rob Wheeler, has been taken up by Nina Gregg, who, as a new member of the Charter Team, will take the opportunity of her networks in the country to introduce the Charter and promote discussion of the concept of ‘responsibility’. The activities lead in 2005 are modest, given the (...)

2006/7: Diffusion of the Charter in the US and Regional Partnership - 14 de fevereiro de 2006

Formation of the advisory committee Create a presence on the web with interactive capacity Develop print materials for distribution Prioritize groups for outreach/programming environmental groups (education and advocacy) community theatre and arts organizations political and social advocacy groups professional associations Initiate conversations with prioritized groups Develop (...)

Methodologies - 14 de fevereiro de 2006

United-States - We will use electronic communication (web presence with interactive capacity) and print materials for general communication.

2005: a Team, Tools and a Network - 14 de fevereiro de 2006

The activities proposed are modest, given the recent change of the coordinator for the US Committee, which reduced the work rhythm. • Preliminary identification of an advisory committee to provide the Coordinator with guidance, support and introductions to appropriate networks. • Introduction of the Charter in a professional international meeting in October 2005 (Sociotechnical Systems (...)

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