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OUR COMPASS

  1. Cultivate youth leadership in efforts to implement and uphold Earth-based practices and laws. Build meaningful and trusting relationships with young stakeholders who are defending ecosystems around the world in bold ways. Earth Jurisprudence and Rights of Nature have the potential to connect to the rise of youth movements around the globe and build new bridges, enabling exciting and impactful alliances.
     

  2. Empower and Engage through Information and Education. Only when people are informed can they begin to understand the importance of what they have come to know. Only when people understand can they truly grasp the potential power of an idea. Only when they truly grasp its potency will they be able to choose if they wish to act wholeheartedly for it.
     

  3. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy. Explore new strategic fora where Earth-based practices can be implemented together with high-level stakeholders and decision-makers, and where youth can influence and co-build solutions as equals. 
     

  4. Bridge Rights of Nature with Climate Action. We are seeing more lawsuits being lodged against governments because of climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the lack of sufficient and proactive actions to address the ecological crises. In the context of climate litigation, Rights of Nature can be a very valuable tool through which living systems establish a direct interest in defending their own rights. When Earth's living systems are recognized as subjects with inherent rights, the harm suffered by for example climate breakdown is no longer indirect.
     

  5. Reflect upon and build inclusive language for the Earth's living systems. We are talking about changing the vernacular language of 'Nature'. Words have immense power because the way we use words and the meaning we place in them produces and reproduces certain patterns, actions, values, and narratives. It is our stories that will recreate us and change today’s dominant narrative that is destroying preconditions of life on Earth. As storytellers, we must learn the power of our stories and how those words configure our understandings of our role (and responsibility) on this planet. 
     

  6. Learn to listen to and channel the diverse expressions of Nature. One should always talk to the mountain, not about the mountain. The Earth's living systems have countless ways to express themselves. There are many forms of expression, not only using what we call "voices". Rather, the issue is that a large chunk of humanity has forgotten how to tune in and truly understand these diverse expressions. If we pay enough attention, we will clearly observe how every wildkind - plant, tree, river, lake, sea, human, forest, insect, and more, communicate in their unique ways every minute of every day. Read our Earth-based Language Guide here.

HOW WE USE LANGUAGE

 

Nature is the web of life composed of interactive and reciprocal relationships which connect every organism on Earth into one planetary and complex interdependent ecosystem. For us, Nature is not a mere object or a series of objects, but a process of relationships that exist, thrive and regenerate in symbiosisIn many ways, these relationships are patterns of vibrations that intrinsically interact with one another. 

 

To truly protect Earth's living systems, we need to understand their complexity, aliveness, and intrinsicality.