Earth Day Communique – 22nd April 2020

April 22, 2020
 Highland scene in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Making Peace with the Earth

The Covid-19 pandemic is a Planetary wakeup call from the Earth to humanity.

It reminds us that we are one with the Earth, not separate from it, that we are not her masters, owners and conquerors, nor that we are superior to other species, as the anthropocentric dogma would have us believe.

The pandemic is reminding us that we violate the rights of the Earth and all her species at our own peril. And it would be necessary to value and learn from the ancestral knowledge, cosmo-vision and wisdom of the original peoples, guardians of the Earth down the ages, whose deep respect for the Earth is based on the awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. Harming one part means harming the whole.

This pandemic is not a “natural disaster”, just as the crisis of species extinction and climate extremes are not “natural disasters”. Emergent disease epidemics are anthropogenic – caused by human activities.

The Earth is an interconnected web of life.

The health emergency we face as a global community is connected to the health emergency the Earth is facing: its steady degradation, the extinction and disappearance of species and the climate emergency. When we use poisons and agro-toxins, such as insecticides and herbicides to kill insects and plants in the industrial model of agriculture, we produce desertification, we pollute water, soil, air, and destroy biodiversity. Agro-toxins are immunosuppressants, that weaken the body and make it more vulnerable to infections. Agro-toxins are driving species to extinction including pollinating agents, as we have seen in the decimation of bees. When we do open-pit metalliferous mining we use millions of liters of water that is essential for human and natural life. When we practice hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, we alter the geological conformation and increase the seismic risk. When we burn fossil carbon that the earth has fossilised over 600 million years, we violate planetary boundaries. By industrialising and globalising our food systems we contribute up to 50 percent of the greenhouse gases and climate change is the consequence.

Science informs us that as we invade forest ecosystems, destroy the homes of species and manipulate plants and animals for profits, we create conditions for new disease epidemics. Over the past 50 years, up to 300 new pathogens have emerged. It is well documented that around 70 percent of the human pathogens, including HIV, Ebola, Influenza, MERS and SARS emerged when the forest ecosystems are invaded, and viruses jumped from animals to humans.

When animals are cramped in factory farms for profit maximisation, new diseases like swine flu and bird flu spring up and spread. Agrochemical-intensive industrial agriculture and industrial food systems give rise to non-communicable chronic diseases like birth defects, cancer, endocrine disruption, diabetes, neurological problems, and infertility. With COVID-19 infections, morbidity goes up dramatically with these pre-existing conditions.

While claiming to feed the world, industrial agriculture has pushed a billion humans to hunger and this number is growing with the world-wide lockdown and the destruction of livelihoods.

Our health and the health of the planet is one health. Respecting planetary boundaries, ecosystem boundaries and species integrity is vital to protecting the planet and our health. The solutions to Climate Change are also solutions to avoiding new disease epidemics. The debate on the climate change issue cannot avoid considering how the dominant technological and economic model, based on fossil fuels, does not take into account the finitude of the Earth’s resources. A global economy based on the myth of limitless growth and limitless appetite for Earth’s resources is at the root of this health crisis and future crises.

The holistic and integrated response to the health emergency is to make a transition from the fossil fuel intensive, chemical intensive paradigm of agriculture and globalised trade, with its heavy ecological footprint, to local, biodiverse, ecological systems of producing and distributing food, to healing the Earth, and healing ourselves as being part of the Earth.

Our Earth Day Commitment: Return to Earth, in our minds, our lives

During the COVID-19 crisis and in the post-Corona virus recovery we must learn to protect the Earth, her climate systems, the rights and ecological spaces of diverse species, and diverse peoples – indigenous people, youth, women, farmers and workers. For the Earth there are no expendable species and no expendable peoples. We all belong to and are part of the Earth.

To avoid future pandemics, future famines and a possible scenario of expendable people, we must move beyond the globalised, industrialised and competitive economic system, which is driving climate change, pushing species to extinction, and spreading life-threatening diseases. Localisation leaves space for diverse species, diverse cultures and diverse local living economies to thrive.

We must shift from the economics of greed and limitless growth, of competition and violence, which have pushed us to an existential crisis, and move to an “Economy of Care” – for the Earth, for people and for all living species.

We must reduce our ecological footprint, to leave a just share of ecological space for other species, all humans, and future generations. We must stop seeing nature’s common goods as “resources”, abandon the utilitarian, colonial, capitalist and anthropocentric vision that has taught us to name nature’s gifts as “natural resources”. Only in this way will we be able to consciously reduce our ecological footprint: by acting responsibly as the ancestors of the future.

The health emergency and lockdown has shown that when there is a political will, we can de-globalise. Let us make this de-globalisation of the economy permanent, and localise production in line with Gandhi’s philosophy of “Swadeshi” – made locally. As the Pandemic shows, it is local food communities who are able to regularly provide and distribute food while globalised food chains, in some parts of the world, collapsed and even speculated with rising food prices.

Contrary to what we are made to believe, it is not globalisation that protects people from famines, which it produces and aggravates, but peoples food sovereignty, where people at the community level have the right to produce, choose and consume adequate, healthy and nutritious food, under fair price agreements for local production and exchange. Future food systems have to be based on seed sovereignty and food sovereignty, on local circular economies giving back to the earth , and ensuring fair prices to producers.

The mechanistic mind that dominates our societies, creates corporate and personal profits through extraction and manipulation. The corporations and billionaires who through their actions have declared war against the Earth and created the world’s multiple crises, are now preparing for the intensification of industrialised agriculture through digitalisation and artificial intelligence. They are envisioning a future of farming without farmers, and a future of fake food produced in labs. Such developments will deepen the ecological crisis, destroying biodiversity and increasing our separation from the Earth.

Food is the web of life and making peace with the Earth begins with food. We return to the Earth when we take care of the soil and biodiversity. We remember we are human because we are of “humus” – of the soil. Only our minds, hearts and hands working together with the Earth, as integral parts of her creativity, can heal the Earth, providing us and all other species with healthy food.

As our experience together with other Earth conscious organisations and networks for Seed Freedom and Food Freedom have taught us, local, biodiverse organic food systems regenerate soil, water and biodiversity and provide healthy food for all. The biodiversity richness in our forests, our farms, our food and our gut microbiome connect the planet and her diverse species, including humans. Thus, health becomes the common thread, as does disease which the Coronavirus is so clearly showing us today.

The war against the Earth is a war against the future of humanity

All life-threatening emergencies of our times are rooted in a mechanistic, militaristic and patriarchal world view of humans as separate from nature – as masters of the Earth who can own, manipulate and control other species as objects for profits. It is also rooted in an economic model that views ecological and ethical limits as obstructions that must be removed in the interests of unbridled corporate profit and power.

Scientific predictions indicate that if we do not stop this anthropogenic war against the Earth and her species, we will soon destroy the very conditions that allowed humans to evolve and survive. Human greed, arrogance and irresponsibility speeds us to the next Pandemic – and finally to extinction.

The Earth reflects who we are. She is showing us her inter-connectedness and calling us to start recognising her diverse living intelligences – in the soil food web, in plants and animals, and in our food.

The Earth has sent a tiny invisible virus to help us make a quantum leap to create a new planetary, ecological civilisation based on harmony with nature — today it is a survival imperative.

Our Resolve

In signing this manifesto, we commit ourselves as a planetary coalition, to urge and exhort the authorities and representatives of the governments in each one of our countries, cities, towns and communities, to shift from the paradigm of ecocide that today governs our models of productivity, to a paradigm where ecological responsibility and economic justice are central to creating a healthy and vibrant future for humanity.

Real climate change action means leaving behind our petroleum-based civilisation of extraction and greed and bringing in a new era of interconnection and care of the Earth.

We call for concerted support of communities, territories and nations that put ecology at the centre of a paradigm of a new and just economy of care.

On Earth Day let us apologise for the harm we have done to the Earth through the illusion of separation, creating violent paradigms and violent tools which have waged war against the Earth. Let us commit to making peace with the Earth and all her species by co-creating with her on the basis of her laws of life.

The Earth has given us a clear message through the Coronavirus pandemic. It is our moral imperative to seize this moment in time to make a transition to an ecological civilisation so we sow the seeds of a common future for humanity and all beings.

Together we rise as Children of The Earth!


A Call to Action and Transformation – One Planet, One Health

It is time to abandon our resource intensive and profit intensive economic systems that have created havoc in the world, disrupting the planet’s ecosystems and undermining society’s systems of health, justice and democracy.

The Corona virus pandemic and consequent global economic collapse, and collapse of lives and livelihoods of millions calls us to urgently take action.

Let us prepare for a post Corona Recovery where the health and wellbeing of all peoples and the planet are at the centre of all government and institutional policy, community building and civic action

Actions for sowing the seeds of a new Earth Democracy include:

  • Promote and protect biodiversity richness in our forests, our farms and our food to stop the destruction of the earth and the sixth mass extinction.

  • Promote local, organic, healthy food through local biodiverse food systems and cultures and economies of care (farmers markets, CSAs biodistricts).

  • Stop subsidising industrial agriculture and unhealthy systems that create a burden of disease. Public subsidies should be redirected to systems based on agroecology and biodiversity conservation, which provide health benefits and protect common goods.

  • Halt subsidies and further investments in fossil fuels sector, including fossil fuel based agricultural inputs, as real climate action.

  • Stop favouring industrial junk food and unhealthy food systems based on toxic and nutritionally empty commodities.

  • Put an end to monocultures, genetic manipulation of plants and factory farming of animals which are spreading pathogens and antibiotic resistance.

  • Stop deforestation, which is expanding exponentially through industrial monocultures for corporate interests. Forests are the lungs of the Earth.

  • Practice sustainable agriculture based on integration of diversity of crops, trees and animals.

  • Save, grow and reproduce traditional seed varieties to safeguard biodiversity. They need to be saved not as museum pieces in germplasm banks, but in living working seed banks as a basis of a health care system.

  • Create poison free zones, communities, farms and food systems.

  • Introduce policies to assess the costs of damage to health and the environment caused by chemicals and enact the polluter pays principle.

  • Health must have priority over corporate interests with respect to chemical and pesticide use in food and agriculture. The precautionary principle must be enacted.

  • Transition from globalisation to localisation and make permanent deglobalisation. Stop the corporate takeover of our food and health.

  • Introduce local circular economies which increase the wellbeing and health of people.

  • Support, regenerate and strengthen communities.

  • Create Gardens of Hope, Gardens of Health everywhere – in community gardens, institutions, schools, prisons, hospitals in the cities and countryside.

  • Stop using Growth’ and GDP as measures of the health of the economy. GDP is based on the extraction of resources from nature and wealth from society.

  • Adopt citizens wellbeing as a measure of the health of the economy.


Signatories

Organisations

  • Navdanya International
    Global/India
  • Naturaleza de Derechos
    Argentina
  • Health of Mother Earth Foundation – HOMEF
    Nigeria
  • 5 Elementos Instituto de Educação para a Sustentabilidade
    Brasil
  • A Limpiar Puerto Madryn
    Argentina
  • A Limpiar Rio Grande
    Argentina
  • A Limpiar Tolhuin
    Argentina
  • A Limpiar Ushuaia
    Argentina
  • Accademia delle Erbe Spontanee
    Italia
  • Acción Ecológica
    Ecuador
  • Acción por la Biodiversidad
    Argentina
  • Agricolturabio.info
    Italy
  • Agrifound
    Italy
  • Agroecology Europe
    Europe
  • Alce Nero
    Italy
  • Alerta Andina 244
    Chile
  • Alianza x el Clima Argentina
    Argentina
  • AMPAP (Asambleas Mendocinas por el Agua Pura- Mendoza, República Argentina)
    Argentina
  • Andeaë
    Chile
  • Animal Libre
    Ecuador
  • Archehof Windeck
    Germany
  • Asamblea Ciudadana Concordia de Concordia
    Argentina
  • Asamblea de Ancasti por la Vida y de PUCARA (pueblos catamarqueños en resistencia y autodeterminación).
    Argentina
  • Asamblea de la Plaza – Tucumán
    Argentina
  • Asamblea de Las Heras por el Agua Pura
    Argentina
  • Asamblea de Vecinos Autoconvocados de Tunuyán (Mendoza)
    Argentina
  • Asamblea del Pueblo de General Alvear (Mendoza)
    Argentina
  • Asamblea El Algarrobo – Catamarca
    Argentina
  • Asamblea Lujanina por el Agua y los Bienes Comunes (Mendoza)
    Argentina
  • Asamblea Maipucina por el Agua
    Argentina
  • Asamblea Mercedina por la Agroecologia
    Argentina
  • Asamblea Popular por el Agua – Mendoza
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por el Agua Chivilcoy
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por el Agua de Huanacache (Mendoza)
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por el Agua de San Rafael
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por el Agua Pura de Tupungato (Mendoza)
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por el Arbol
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por la Salud y el Ambiente de Pergamino
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por la Vida de Chilecito – La Rioja
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por la Vida de Chilecito – La Rioja
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por la vida de Chilecito (provincia de La Rioja)
    Argentina
  • Asamblea por la Vida Rojas
    Argentina
  • Asamblea Rio Cuarto sin Agrotoxicos
    Argentina
  • Asamblea Socioambiental de El Trapiche
    Argentina
  • Asamblea Socioambiental por el Agua de Guaymallén (Mendoza)
    Argentina
  • Asociación Animalista Libera- delegación Tucumán
    Argentina
  • Asociación Argentina de Abogados Ambientalistas (AAdeAA)
    Argentina
  • Asociación Civil Baigorria Verde
    Argentina
  • Asociación Civil Las Cabañas
    Argentina
  • Asociación Cultural Belgraniana de Olavarría
    Argentina
  • Asociación de Consumidores Orgánicos
    Mexico
  • Asociación de la Comunidad Migrante Dominico Haitiana
    República Dominicana – Haiti
  • Asociación Nacional para el Fomento de la Agricultura Ecológica
    Honduras
  • Asociación por la Justicia Ambiental
    Argentina
  • Associação Brasileira de Agroecologia
    Brazil
  • Association CA3C
    Italy
  • Associazione culturale SemiLune
    Italy
  • Associazione L’Ortazzo
    Italia
  • Associazione per l’Agricoltura Biodinamica
    ITALIA
  • Associazione per l’Agricoltura Biodinamica
    ITALIA
  • Associazione: A.C.R.A.S.E MARIA LAI; I Sardi a Roma
    Italy
  • ATTAC Argentina
    Argentina
  • Be The Earth Foundation
    UK
  • Becket Films/The Seeds of Vandana Shiva
    USA/Australia
  • Bio-Foundation Switzerland
    Switzerland
  • Biovision Foundation
    Switzerland
  • Bluepingu e.V. – a transition Town
    Germany
  • Bolivia Libre de Transgénicos
    Bolivia
  • Bread of Freedom
    Philippines
  • Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC)
    Cambodia
  • Campaña Paren de Fumigarnos, Santa Fe
    Argentina
  • Campanha Permanente Contra os Agrotóxicos e Pela Vida
    Braziil
  • Capibara Naturaleza, Derecho y Sociedad (Argentina)
    Argentina
  • Cátedra Abierta Intercultural, de la Universidad Nacional de Luján
    Argentina
  • Cátedra de Soberanía Alimentaria – Facultad de Agronomía – UBA
    Argentina
  • Cátedra de Soberanía Alimentaria 9 de Julio – Buenos Aires
    Argentina
  • Cátedra de Soberanía Alimentaria de la Facultad de Medicina – Escuela de Nutrición UBA
    Argentina
  • Cátedra de Soberanía Alimentaria de Rio Cuarto
    Argentina
  • Cátedra Libre de Fauna Silvestre de la Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario
    Argentina
  • Cátedra Libre de Soberanía Alimentaria de la Escuela Agrotécnica Libertador Gral. San Martín y la Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias de la UNR
    Argentina
  • Cátedra Libre de Soberanía Alimentaria Fac. de Educación Univ. Nac. De Cuyo (Mendoza)
    Argentina
  • Centro Agroecológico Longaví CAEL
    CHILE
  • Centro Cultural Deportivo y Ambiental Galpón 3 – Gonzalez Catan
    Argentina
  • Centro de Protección a la Naturaleza – CEPRONAT
    Argentina
  • Centro Oeste de Estudios Políticos y Socio-Ambientales
    Argentina
  • Çevre ve Arı Koruma Derneği
    Environment and Bee Protection Association
    Türkiye
  • Chacabuco Respira Agroecología
    Argentina
  • Chile Sustentable
    Chile
  • Circle for All Life
    USA/Global
  • Círculo de Estudio de Soberanía Alimentaria de la Universidad Nacional de San Martín
    Argentina
  • Coalición Nacional de Redes y Organizaciones Ambientales. CONROA
    Honduras
  • CODAPMA- Coordinadora en Defensa de la autodeterminación de los pueblos y medio ambiente
    Bolivia
  • COLABORA – Let´s work together
    Germany
  • Colectiva K-luumil X-koolelo’ob – Comunidad Maya
    México
  • Colectivo Árbol
    Bolivia
  • Colectivo Basta es Basta Basavilbaso
    Argentina
  • Colectivo Cultura Organica -San Jorge -Santa Fe
    Argentina
  • Colectivo Maya de Semillas Much’ Kanan I’inaj
    México
  • Colectivo Mujeres Creando
    Bolivia
  • Colectivo Sanitario La Pampa
    Argentina
  • Colectivo Tierra Viva Bolivar
    Argentina
  • Comitato Berta Vive Milano
    Italia
  • Comitato No Metano Sardegna
    Italia
  • Comitato StopTTIP Udine
    Italia
  • Comitato StopTTIP Udine
    Italia
  • commune2338
    Hong Kong
  • Comunidad Pacheco – Agroecología
    Argentina
  • Con.Pro.Bio. Lucano
    Italy
  • Conamuri, Organización de Mujeres Campesinas e Indígenas
    Paraguay
  • Conciencia Agroecológica de 9 de Julio
    Argentina
  • Consulta Ambiente e Territorio della Sardegna
    Italia
  • Consumers Association of Penang
    Malaysia
  • Consumidores conscientes La Paz
    Bolivia
  • CONTIOCAP- Coordinadora Nacional Defensa de Territorios Indígenas Originarias Campesinas y Áreas Protegidas
    Bolivia
  • Cooperativa Agroecologica Tierra Fertil
    Chile
  • Cooperativa CAREP
    Chile
  • Cooperativa Conciencia y Desarrollo (CoyDe) Los Ríos
    Chile
  • Cooperativa de Consumo La Yumba
    Argentina
  • Cooperativa de Trabajo Iriarte Verde Ltda
    Argentina
  • Cooperativa Semilla Austral
    Chile
  • Cooperativa Valdivia Sin Basura
    Chile
  • Cooperative and Policy Alternative Center
    South Africa
  • Coordinadora Basta es Basta por una vida sin Agrotóxicos en Entre Ríos
    Argentina
  • Cosensores
    Argentina
  • CRADESC
    SENEGAL
  • Crisis
    Ecuador
  • Curva de los Vientos – Agroecología
    Argentina
  • Desvío a la Raíz ! Agricultura Ancestral, Santa Fe
    Argentina
  • Development Alternatives & TARA
    India
  • Diverse Women for Diversity
    India / Global
  • Docente de Agroecologia en la institucion EFA Mocovi IS 23
    Argentina
  • Earth Education League
    Canada
  • ECOLISE – The European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability.
    Europe
  • Ecology and Solidarity Council
    Canada-Guatemala
  • Ecopolis
    Italy
  • Ecos de Chivilcoy
    Argentina
  • Ecos de Saladillo
    Argentina
  • ECOSISTEMAS/Red por los Ríos Libres/Ríos Salvajes/ Amigos de los Parques/¡No Alto Maipo!/International Rivers
    Chile
  • Ecovila Gaia Asociación Civil
    Argentina
  • Ecuador Libre de Transgenicos
    Ecuador
  • Ekofil Topluluk Destekli Yayıncılık
    Turkey
  • El Paraná No se Toca
    Argentina
  • Emas Hitam Indonesia
    Indonesia
  • End Ecocide on Earth
    Global
  • Entrelazando en Abya Yala
    Argentina
  • Escuela de Educación Popular Berta Caceres
    Argentina
  • Escuela Vocacional de Agroecologia – EVA
    Argentina
  • Espacio Cultural Comunitario – La Via Organica
    Argentina
  • Espacio de Trabajo por la Soberanía Alimentaria de Bahia Blanca
    Argentina
  • Espacio intercuencas
    Argentina
  • European Alliance of Initiatives for Applied Anthroposophy
    Belgium/ Switzerland
  • Exaltación Salud
    Argentina
  • fairnESSkultur GmbH
    Germany
  • Fairwatch
    Stop TTIP Italia
    Italy
  • FASE Espírito Santo
    Brasil
  • Fattoria La Vialla
    Italy
  • Federación de Organizaciones Nucleadas de Agricultura Familiar
    Argentina
  • Feria Agroecologica de Cordoba
    Argentina
  • Feria agroecologica de Marcos Paz
    Argentina
  • Feria de semillas de Marcos Paz
    Argentina
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental [FINCA]
    Argentina
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos [FICDH]
    Argentina
  • Findhorn Foundation Fellowship
    Scotland, UK
  • Flying Goat Associates, LLC
    USA
  • Food. Farming. Freedom.
    Philippines
  • Food Sovereignty Ghana
    Ghana
  • Formidable Vegetable
    Australia
  • Foro por la Salud y el Ambiente Vicente Lopez
    Argentina
  • forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften – forum CSR
    Germany
  • Foundation Earth
    North America
  • Frente de Lucha por la Soberanía Alimentaria
    Argentina
  • Friends of Navdanya
    United States
  • Fundación CAUCE: Cultura Ambiental – Causa Ecologista
    Argentina
  • Fundación Chicos Naturalistas
    Argentina
  • Fundación Ecosur
    Argentina
  • Fundación pro Defensa de la Naturaleza y sus Derechos
    Ecuador
  • Fundación Pro-Eco San Miguel
    Argentina
  • Gaia Madre Tierra Pachamama – Malvinas, Cordoba
    Argentina
  • Gea Colectiva Ecofeminista
    Argentina
  • GIT Trento Banca Popolare Etica
    Italia
  • GOODLAND
    ITALIA
  • Granja Agroecologica La Verdecita
    Argentina
  • Green Music Australia
    Australia
  • GreenWish Group
    “We bring climate smart solutions to people”
    France/ Mauritius
  • Grounded Permaculture Action Party Inc.
    Australia
  • Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda I.A.P
    México
  • Gruppo CRETA
    Italia
  • GUFI – Gruppo Unitario per le Foreste Italiane
    Italy
  • Gwatà
    Brazil
  • Health of Mother Earth Foundation
    Nigeria
  • Heñoi
    Paraguay
  • Huerquen Comunicación en Colectivo
    Argentina
  • IFOAM – FLOCERT
    Global-Italy
  • IFOAM – Organics International
    Global
  • INCUPO
    Argentina
  • Initiative for Health & Equity in Society
    India
  • Innovation Network International (ini)
    Thailand
  • Institute for Social Transformation, University of California, Santa Cruz
    United States
  • Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Cultura Popular, Facultad de Artes, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
    Argentina
  • instituto de salud socioambiental de la facultad de Cs médicas de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario
    Argentina
  • Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura
    Guatemala
  • Instituto Multimedia DerHumALC
    Argentina
  • Instituto Sinal do Vale
    Brasil
  • International Forum on Globalization
    United States
  • ISDE – International Society of Doctors for the Environment
    Italy
  • Italia Nostra Toscana
    Italia
  • JA!Justica Ambiental
    Mozambique
  • Junta interna Asociación de Trabajadores del Estado – Auditoría General de la Nación
    Argentina
  • Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
    Hong Kong
  • Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment
    Philippines
  • Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre
    Nigeria
  • Kids To The Country
    USA
  • Kids’ Right to Know
    Canada
  • La Porota Espacio Rural para la Agroecología
    Argentina
  • La Voix de Gaia
    France
  • League of Queens International Empowerment
    Nigeria
  • Legambiente Circolo di Cuneo
    Italia
  • Les Amis de la Terre-Togo
    Togo
  • Les Pibxs Autoconvocades
    Argentina
  • Marcha Plurinacional de los Barbijos
    Argentina
  • Mercati Contadini Roma e Castelli Romani
    Italia
  • Mesa 18 Tiquipaya
    Bolivia
  • Millennium Institute
    USA
  • Mladi za podnebno pravičnost / Youth for Climate Justice
    Slovenia
  • Mo.Ve.A Pehua
    Argentina
  • Moms Across America
    USA
  • Moms Across Japan
    Japan
  • Movimiento Agroecológico de América Latina y el Caribe
    América
  • Movimiento Agroecológico de América Latina y el Caribe – Regional México
    Mexico
  • Movimiento Agroecológico La Plata
    Argentina
  • Movimiento Nacional de Empresas Recuperadas – MNER
    Argentina
  • Mujeres Maíz Rio Cuarto
    Argentina
  • Museo del Hambre
    Argentina
  • Naturaleza De Derechos
    Argentina
  • Navdanya International
    Global
  • Notre Affaire à Tous
    France
  • Observatorio de la Riqueza
    Argentina
  • Observatorio del derecho a la Ciudad
    Argentina
  • Observatorio del Sur – Universidad Nacional de Rosario
    Argentina
  • ONG GRENER
    Chile
  • ONG Río
    Argentina
  • open house
    Germany
  • Organic Consumers Association –
    USA
  • Organic Services
    Germany/global
  • Organización Be Pe Bienaventurados Los Pobres, de la provincia de Catamarca y Santiago del Estero
    Argentina
  • Paren de Fumigar la Escuelas Rurales – Entre Rios
    Argentina
  • Paren de Fumigar Pergamino
    Argentina
  • Peliti
    Greece
  • Pesticides Action Network (PAN) Italia
    Italia
  • Plataforma Agroecologica del Trópico, Sub Tropico y Chaco
    Bolivia
  • Prescott College
    USA
  • PRIMAVERA LIFE GMBH
    Germany
  • Pro-Eco Grupo Ecologista – RENACE
    Argentina
  • Proyecto Agroecológico Casilda – PACA
    Argentina
  • RAyS – Red Ambiental y Social San Luis, Argentina
    Argentina
  • Red Achalay
    Argentina
  • Red Cooperativas de la Economía Solidaria Los Rios
    Chile
  • Red de Acción en Plaguicidas y su Alternativas en México
    Mexico
  • Red de Cuidadores del Agua – Traslasierra, Cordoba
    Argentina
  • Red de Guardianes de Semillas de Vida
    Colombia
  • Red de Médicos de Pueblos Fumigados
    Argentina
  • Red de Plantas Saludables por el Buen Vivir
    Argentina
  • Red de salud popular “Dr. Ramón Carrillo”
    Argentina
  • Red de Semillas en Libertad
    Latinoamérica
  • Red Federal de Docentes por la Vida
    Argentina
  • Regeneration International
    Global
  • ReLEA Red Local de Estudios Agroecologicos Baradero San Pedro
    Argentina
  • Rete Humus
    Italia
  • Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz
    USA
  • Right Livelihood College, Southeast Asia campus
    Regional
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia
    Malaysia
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia
    (SAM)
    Malaysia
  • Salvaginas, Colectivo ecofeminista
    Bolivia
  • Sardigna Terra Bia
    Sardinia (Italy)
  • Sarvodaya Movement
    Sri Lanka
  • Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation
    Thailand
  • Sauti Kuu Foundation
    Kenya/ Germany
  • Schumacher College
    UK
  • Secretaria de Pueblos Originarios CTA dlT – Santa Fe
    Argentina
  • Semillas de Identidad
    Colombia
  • Seminario sobre el Derecho a la Alimentación Adecuada de la Facultad de Derecho de la UBA
    Argentina
  • Serpaj – Adolfo Perez Esquivel – Premio Nobel de la Paz 1980
    Argentina
  • Shumei International
    Japan
  • Sociedad Argentina de Apicultores
    Argentina
  • SOCiLA – Support Organic Cotton in Latin America
    Germany
  • Soil fertility Fund
    Switzerland
  • Soil Not Oil Coalition
    United States of America
  • Sostenibio
    Italia
  • Spiritual Renaissance Center and Gaia Sophia Temple of the Heart
    USA/Arizona
  • Stormlight Consulting
    Australia
  • Subversión
    Argentina
  • Suteba – Marcos Paz
    Argentina
  • Sutton Park Pool Community Food Garden
    South Africa
  • SVyAsoc Trazabilidad
    Argentina
  • Terra de Direitos
    Brasil
  • Terra Meera
    Croatia
  • Terra Nuova Edizioni
    Italia
  • Terre A Vie
    Burkina Faso
  • Territórios en Resistencia
    Bolivia
  • The Council of Canadians
    CANADA
  • The Green Institute
    Australia
  • The Oakland Institute
    USA
  • Third World Network
    Malaysia
  • Tomero Almacén de la economía solidaria.
    Argentina
  • Towards Organic Asia
    Thailand
  • Tralcao Sustentable
    Chile
  • Trans4m Center for Integral Development / Home for Humanity Association
    Global
  • Traslacocina – Culinaria Macrobiótica Latinoamericana
    Argentina
  • Unidos por el Rio -Vicente Lopez
    Argentina
  • Unidos por la Vida y el Ambiente – UPVA – Ramallo
    Argentina
  • UNIVERSITà DEL MOLISE/ CONSIGLIO DEL CIBO ROMA
    ITALY
  • Università per la Pace – Consiglio Regionale Marche
    Italia
  • UPBIO
    Italy
  • Vamos a Sembrar
    Costa Rica
  • Vecinos Autoconvocados contra la Ceamse y el Care de González Catán
    Argentina
  • Vecinxs autoconvocadxs por la salud ambiental/ Trenque Lauquen
    Argentina
  • VerdealSur, Iniciativa Arcoiris de Ecología Politica
    Argentina
  • Verdi-Europa Verde
    Italia
  • Via Campesina Paraguay
    Paraguay
  • Vía Orgánica Asociación Civil
    Mexico
  • Vishva Niketan International Peace Centre
    Sri Lanka
  • We the People
    Nigeria
  • Wiilpa – What if the beauty and resonance of nature’s way were at the centre of our being and collective values system/worldview?
    Australia / Global
  • Women Initiative on Climate Change
    Nigeria
  • Wongsanit Ashram Community
    Thailand
  • Yo soy semilla de Cochabamba
    Bolivia
  • Young Christian in Action for Development (YCAD)
    Togo
  • Achalay- Red de Economia Social y Solidaria de Catamarca Argentina
    Argentina
  • AlleanzaBeni Comuni
    italia
  • ASAMBLEA POR LA VIDA ROJAS
    Argentina
  • Asociacion Civil Kaapuera
    Argentina
  • Ass. Acqua Bene Comune
    italia
  • Associazione Punti di Vista
    Italia
  • Attac Argentina
    Argentina
  • Binhi Mindful Market
    Philippines
  • Biocorredor Urbano “Villa Jardín”
    Argentina
  • CAA
    Argentina
  • Calcuta Ondoan, ONGD
    España
  • CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS GEOGRÁFICOS “FLORENTINO AMEGHINO”
    ARGENTINA
  • Colectivo Cannabico -semillas organicas
    Uruguay
  • Comitato Referendario per il Biodistretto Trentino
    Italy
  • Comune di Bertinoro
    Italia
  • Cooperativa de Consumo Responsable La Manzana
    Chile
  • Corriente Nacional Emancipación Sur
    Argentina
  • Earth Trusteeship Initiative
    Netherlands
  • EcoNciencia
    Argentina
  • Fondazione Allineare Sanità e Salute
    Italia
  • Food Bio
    Italia
  • Food Producers Association of Northern Mindanao
    Philippines
  • Gruppo acquisto solidale Milano Italia
    italia
  • Gmf International Pty Ltd
    Australia
  • Grupo de Ecología Política INDES-FHCSyS/UNSE-CONICET
    Argentina
  • Grupo Ecologista Cuña Pirú
    Argentina
  • Hijos de agua Pachamama madre tierra
    Argentina
  • Kosmos Journal
    USA
  • Movimiento Nacional de salud Laicrimpo
    Argentina
  • Murga del tomate. Grupo de teatro comunitario
    Argentina
  • Neo-Agri
    France
  • Obiettivo Periferia
    Italia
  • Pañuelos en Rebeldía- BePe
    Argentina
  • PermaMed
    Spain
  • Programa de Promoción de la Salud y Soberanía Alimentaria, SEU, UNMDP
    Argentina
  • Real Farming Trust
    United Kingdom
  • Red de Agricultura Organica de Misiones RAOM es
    Argentina
  • Red de Defensoras del Ambiente y el Buen Vivir
    Argentina
  • Red de Defensoras del Ambiente y el Buen Vivir
    Argentina
  • Red de Guardianes de Semillas
    Ecuador
  • Red Semillas Libres de Colombia
    Colombia
  • Rete dei Numeri Pari
    Italy
  • Revolucion Sustentable
    Argentina
  • Slow Food Târgu Mureș ∙ Marosvásárhely
    Romania
  • Somos Naturaleza
    ARGENTINA
  • Stoijeia
    Colombia
  • Urban Health Association
    Romania
  • UVE Fundación La Hendija
    Argentina
  • Vecinos Fumigados de la Provincia de Santa Fe
    Argentina

Individuals

  • Dr Vandana Shiva
    Navdanya International, Founder – Right Livelihood awardee
  • Fernando Cabaleiro
    Naturaleza de Derechos, Argentina
  • Nnimmo Bassey
    Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Right Livelihood awardee
  • Ela Gandhi
    Founder of Gandhi Development Trust
  • Dr At Ariyaratne
    Sarvodaya Movement, Right Livelihood awardee
  • Satish Kumar
    Schumacher College founder and former editor at Resurgence
  • Jerry Mander
    International Forum on Globalization
  • Hans R Herren
    Biovision Foundation, Millenium Institute, Right Livelihood awardee
  • Adolfo Perez Esquivel
    Premio Nobel de la Paz 1980
  • André Leu
    International Director, Regeneration International, Ambassador, IFOAM – Organics International, Author, Poisoning our Children, The Myths of Safe Pesticides
  • Maude Barlow
    The Council of Canadians – Right Livelihood awardee and fellow board member of the IFG
  • Dr Mira Shiva
    Initiative for Health & Equity in Society – Diverse Women for Diversity
  • Nadia El-Hage
    Associazione per l’agricoltura biodinamica
  • Valérie Cabanes
    End Ecocide on Earth
  • Helmy Abouleish
    CEO of the SEKEM Initiative, President of Demeter International – World Future Council member
  • Dr h.c. Hafsat Abiola-Costello
    World Future Council, Councillor – Executive President of Women in Africa Initiative (WIA)
  • Charlotte Aubin
    World Future Council, Councillor –
    President GreenWish Group
    “We bring climate smart solutions to people”
  • Dipal Barua
    World Future Council, Councilor – Co-founder of the Grameen Bank, Founding Managing Director of the Grameen Shakti, Founder and Chairman of the Bright Green Energy Foundation, President of the South Asian Network for Clean Energy (StANCE).
  • Prof. Ana Maria Cetto Kramis
    World Future Council Councilor – Research professor of the Institute of Physics, lecturer at the Faculty of Sciences, and Director, Museum of Light, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Prof Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger
    World Future Council founding Councillor and Justicia Regnorum Award Laureate
  • María Fernanda Espinosa
    Councillor World Future Council. Former President UN General Assembly
  • Prof. Rafia Ghubash
    World Future Council, Councillor – Professor of psychiatry from UAE
    Ex President of the Arabian Gulf University (2001-2009)
    Founder of woman’s museum the first of its kind in the Arab region
  • Neshan Gunasekera
    World Future Council, Founding Member
  • Rama Mani
    Councilor, World Future Council, Theatre of Transformation Academy, Home for Humanity
  • Anna Oposa
    World Future Council Councilor – Co-Founder, Save Philippine Seas and Global Shaper, Manila Hub, World Economic Forum.
  • Andrea Reimer
    World Future Council, Councillor –
    Adjunct Professor in Power & Practice, University of British Columbia
    Loeb Fellow
  • Otto Scharmer
    World Future Council, Councillor –
    Co-Founder and Chair, Presencing Institute
  • Chee Yoke Ling
    Third World Network
    Director
  • Meena Raman
    Sahabat Alam Malaysia (Friends of the Earth, Malaysia)
  • Mohideen Abdul Kader
    Consumers Association of Penang
  • Ashok Khosla
    Development Alternatives & TARA
  • Chris Benner
    Institute for Social Transformation, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Mary Jacob
    Friends of Navdanya
  • Patrizia Gentilini
    ISDE – International Society of Doctors for the Environment
  • Dr. Charika Marasinghe
    Vishva Niketan International Peace Centre
  • Sara Larraín Ruiz-Tagle
    Chile Sustentable
  • Juan Pablo Orrego S.
    Right Livelihood awardee
    ECOSISTEMAS/Red por los Ríos Libres/Ríos Salvajes/ Amigos de los Parques/¡No Alto Maipo!/International Rivers
  • Eva Quistorp
    Co founder of the Greens and Heinrich Boell Foundation, Women for Peace and Ecology, former MEP, Germany
  • Hans van Willenswaard
    Right Livelihood College, Southeast Asia campus
  • Wallapa van Willenswaard
    Innovation Network International (ini)
  • Fritz Lietsch
    forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften – forum CSR
  • Dr. Roger Doudna
    Coordinator of the Findhorn Foundation Fellowship, Scotland, UK
  • Ronnie Cummins
    Organic Consumers Association – co-founder and International Director
  • Anuradha Mittal
    The Oakland Institute
  • Dr Auma Obama
    Sauti Kuu Foundation
  • David Shaw
    Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz
  • Carlo Triarico
    Associazione per l’Agricoltura Biodinamica
  • Dr. Damian Verzeñassi
    instituto de salud socioambiental de la facultad de Cs médicas de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
  • Medardo Avila Vasquez
    Red de Médicos de Pueblos Fumigados, Argentina
  • Bernward Geier
    COLABORA – Let´s work together
  • Alice Cunningham
    Ronald Cunningham
    Hanne Strong
    Dena Merriam
    Kristina Mayo
    Brianne Chai-Onn
    Chantal Gomez
    Hana Bowers
    Marianne Marstrand
    Kalsang Burkhar
    Suzanne Foote
    Hiroki Nakadai
    Cathy Capalla
    Shumei International
    The Global Peace Initiative of Women


  • Felipe Iñiguez Pérez
    América
  • M. Dominguez
    Argentina
  • Julieta Uanini
    Argentina
  • Ana María Rodriguez
    Argentina
  • Andrea Burucua
    Argentina
  • Carlos Carballo
    Argentina
  • Carlos Gurvich
    Argentina
  • Carlos Manessi
    Argentina
  • Carlos Vicente
    Argentina
  • Claudia Flexer
    Argentina
  • Claudia Nigro
    Argentina
  • Daniela Dubois
    Argentina
  • Diana Russo
    Argentina
  • Dr. Carlos Ignacio Borón
    Argentina
  • Dr. Damian Verzeñassi
    Argentina
  • Dra. Carla Poth
    Argentina
  • Eduardo Murua
    Argentina
  • Eugenia Boccio
    Argentina
  • Evangelina Romano
    Argentina
  • Facundo Cuesta
    Argentina
  • Gabriel Arisnabarreta
    Argentina
  • Gabriela Venturi
    Argentina
  • Graciela Gasperi
    Argentina
  • Guillermo Firschnaller
    Argentina
  • Gustavo Ramirez
    Argentina
  • Jenny Lujan
    Argentina
  • Jeremias Chauque
    Argentina
  • Jhonatan Valdiviezo
    Argentina
  • Julia Lernoud
    Argentina
  • Lalo Botessi
    Argentina
  • Leonardo Perez Esquivel
    Argentina
  • Lila Scotti
    Argentina
  • Marcela Leiva
    Argentina
  • Marcos Filardi
    Argentina
  • Padre Pedro Arrupe- Vicente Zito Lema Regine Bermeiger.
    Argentina
  • Maria del Carmen Seveso
    Argentina
  • Mariela Leiva
    Argentina
  • Medardo Avila Vasquez
    Argentina
  • Mercedes Cara
    Argentina
  • Monica Gonzalez
    Argentina
  • Nestor Bonacina
    Argentina
  • Pablo Bergel
    Argentina
  • Mayra Gerometta, Docente de Agroecologia en la institucion EFA Mocovi IS 23
    Argentina
  • Patricia Benitez
    Argentina
  • Patricia Dominguez
    Argentina
  • Pedro Kaufmman
    Argentina
  • Sabrina Ortiz
    Argentina
  • Santiago Muhape
    Argentina
  • Sofia Zorzini
    Argentina
  • Tincho Martínez
    Argentina
  • Valeria Berros
    Argentina
  • Vanesa Pacotti
    Argentina
  • Victoria Ritcher
    Argentina
  • Virginia Cretton
    Argentina
  • Yanina Gambetti
    Argentina
  • Ercilia Sahores
    Argentina/Mexico
  • Berish Bilander
    Australia
  • Charlie Mgee
    Australia
  • John Talbott
    Australia
  • Rupert Faust
    Australia
  • Tim Hollo
    Australia
  • Adam Breasley
    Australia / Germany
  • Karen Knowles, Founder of Wilpa
    Australia / Global
  • ELIANT Team
    Belgium/Switzerland
  • Alejandra Crespo
    Bolivia
  • Marhia Lhoman
    Bolivia
  • Milen Saavedra Rodríguez
    Bolivia
  • Marcelo Calazans
    Brasil
  • Thais Corral
    Brasil
  • Dagmar Talga
    Brazil
  • Murilo Mendonça Oliveira de Souza
    Brazil
  • Ali TAPSOBA
    Burkina Faso
  • Chantheang Tong
    Cambodia
  • Jodi Koberinski
    Canada
  • Rachel Parent
    Canada
  • Ronaldo Lec
    Canada-Guatemala
  • Alejandro Valenzuela
    Chile
  • Dulcelina Candia
    Chile
  • Felipe Flores
    Chile
  • Héctor Yáñez – Milissen Cantin – Delfín Toro – Camila Aracena – Tomas Ureta – Lidia Corvalan -Edgardo Rubio – Purisima Cornejo – Yacqueline Herrera – Yessica Jilberto – Monica Urzua
    Chile
  • Jonathan Guerrero
    Chile
  • Kora Menegoz
    Chile
  • Nastassja Mancilla Ivaca
    Chile
  • Pablo Beltrán Romero
    Chile
  • Paula – Natalia – claudia – luis – Rubén – Eduardo – Sebastián – Miguel – Ignacio
    CHILE
  • Sara Larraín Ruiz-Tagle
    Chile
  • Valentina Vives Granella
    Chile
  • Cinthya Osorio
    Colombia
  • Mauricio García A.
    Colombia
  • Andrea Ruiz Hidalgo
    Costa Rica
  • Irena Ateljevic
    Croatia
  • Alain Peeters
    Europe
  • Clotilde Bato
    France
  • Vanessa Fourcaudot
    France
  • Alexander Grisar
    Germany
  • Barbara and Martin Keller
    Germany
  • Frank Braun
    Germany
  • Lisa Anschütz
    Germany
  • Sina Patricia Henne
    Germany
  • Ute Leube, Kurt L. Nübling (Founder, Ceo)
    Germany
  • Gerald A. Herrmann
    Germany/global
  • Ali-Masmadi Jehu-Appiah
    Ghana
  • Alexander Schieffer
    Global
  • Lorenzo Peris
    Global-Italy
  • Panagiotis Sainatoudis
    Greece
  • Equipo Imap
    Guatemala
  • José Luis Espinoza M.
    Honduras
  • Octavio Sanchez
    Honduras
  • Andrew McAulay
    Hong Kong
  • Nancy Liu
    Hong Kong
  • Kadek Suardika
    Silvina Miguel
    Indonesia
  • Alessandra Piccoli
    Elena Poli
    Laura Bellacomo
    Daniele Alibrandi
    Giovanna Beber
    Maria Grazia Bonella
    Francecsa Zeni
    Angela Chivassa
    Laura Oselladore
    Joy van der Voort
    Maria Cecilia Fozzer
    Deborah Albasini
    Maria Rosa Degasperi
    Patrizia Bernazzani
    Italia
  • Anna Camposampiero
    Angela Di Terlizzi
    Federica Comelli
    Dario Perini
    Giuliana Mattone
    Graziella Piscopello
    NIcoletta Manuzzato
    Italia
  • Daniele Scialabba
    Italia
  • Emilia Accomando
    Italia
  • Fabio Taffetani
    Italia
  • LUCIO CAVAZZONI
    ITALIA
  • Maddalena Parolin
    Italia
  • Marco Boato
    Italia
  • Mariarita Signorini
    Italia
  • Bruno Piacenza
    Italia
  • Maurizio Agostino
    Italia
  • Maria Grazia Mammuccini
    Italia
  • Antonella Visintin
    Italy
  • Annette Mueller
    Italy
  • DAVIDE MARINO
    ITALY
  • Grigori Lazarev
    Italy
  • Marco Fratoddi
    Italy
  • Marco Serventi
    Italy
  • Massimo Monti
    Italy
  • Michele Monetta
    Italy
  • Monica Di Sisto
    Italy
  • Atsuko Sugiyama
    Japan
  • Fernando Bejarano
    Mexico
  • Rocio Romero
    Mexico
  • Heber Uc
    México
  • Martha Ruiz Corzo
    México
  • Anabela Lemos
    Mozambique
  • Hsu Zin Maung
    Myanmar
  • EMEM OKON
    Nigeria
  • Idongesit Alexander
    Nigeria
  • Nne Umoren
    Nigeria
  • Randy Hayes
    North America
  • Ines Franceschelli
    Paraguay
  • Asha Peri
    Philippines
  • Clemente Enteng Bautista
    Philippines
  • Lourdes Antuan Fransua
    República Dominicana – Haiti
  • Maria Vittoria Migaleddu
    Sardinia (Italy)
  • FATIMA DIALLO
    SENEGAL
  • Rok Kranjc
    Slovenia
  • Delwyn Pillay
    South Africa
  • Vishwas Satgar
    South Africa
  • Mathias Forster
    and Team
    Switzerland
  • Mathias Forster
    and Team
    Switzerland
  • Narumon Paiboonsittikun
    Thailand
  • Sulak Sivaraksa
    Thailand
  • Kokou G. Ahianyo
    Togo
  • Kwami Kpondzo
    Togo
  • İlknur Kelso
    Turkey
  • Şamil Tunçay Beştoy
    Türkiye
  • Oliver Gardiner
    UK
  • Barbara Gemmill-Herren
    USA
  • Chad Dobson
    USA
  • Mary Ellen Bowen
    USA
  • Michael W. Hamm
    USA
  • Zen Honeycutt
    USA
  • Deborah El’elia Knighton Tallarico
    USA/Arizona
  • Camilla Becket
    USA/Australia
  • Debra Emmanuelle
    USA/Global