Came across these recently! Has anyone else seen these 17 principles before?
1) Environmental Justice affirms the sacredness of
Mother Earth, ecological unity and the interdependence of
all species, and the right to be free from ecological
2) Environmental Justice demands that public policy be
based on mutual respect and justice for all peoples, free
from any form of discrimination or bias.
3) Environmental Justice mandates the right to ethical,
balanced and responsible uses of land and renewable
resources in the interest of a sustainable planet for humans
and other living things.
4) Environmental Justice calls for universal protection
from nuclear testing, extraction, production and disposal
of toxic/hazardous wastes and poisons and nuclear testing
that threaten the fundamental right to clean air, land,
water, and food.
5) Environmental Justice affirms the fundamental right
to political, economic, cultural and environmental self-determination of all peoples.
6) Environmental Justice demands the cessation of the
production of all toxins, hazardous wastes, and radioactive
materials, and that all past and current producers be held
strictly accountable to the people for detoxification and
the containment at the point of production.
7) Environmental Justice demands the right to
participate as equal partners at every level of decisionmaking, including needs assessment, planning, implementation, enforcement and evaluation.
8) Environmental Justice affirms the right of all workers
to a safe and healthy work environment without being
forced to choose between an unsafe livelihood and
unemployment. It also affirms the right of those who work
at home to be free from environmental hazards.
9) Environmental Justice protects the right of victims of
environmental injustice to receive full compensation and
reparations for damages as well as quality health care.
10) Environmental Justice considers governmental acts
of environmental injustice a violation of international law,
the Universal Declaration On Human Rights, and the
United Nations Convention on Genocide.
11) Environmental Justice must recognize a special legal
and natural relationship of Native Peoples to the U.S.
government through treaties, agreements, compacts, and
covenants affirming sovereignty and self-determination.
12) Environmental Justice affirms the need for urban
and rural ecological policies to clean up and rebuild our
cities and rural areas in balance with nature, honoring the
cultural integrity of all our communities, and provided fair
access for all to the full range of resources.
13) Environmental Justice calls for the strict
enforcement of principles of informed consent, and a halt
to the testing of experimental reproductive and medical
procedures and vaccinations on people of color.
14) Environmental Justice opposes the destructive
operations of multi-national corporations.
15) Environmental Justice opposes military occupation,
repression and exploitation of lands, peoples and cultures,
and other life forms.
16) Environmental Justice calls for the education of
present and future generations which emphasizes social
and environmental issues, based on our experience and an
appreciation of our diverse cultural perspectives.
17) Environmental Justice requires that we, as
individuals, make personal and consumer choices to
consume as little of Mother Earth’s resources and to
produce as little waste as possible; and make the
conscious decision to challenge and reprioritize our
lifestyles to ensure the health of the natural world for
present and future generations.