Earth Charter displayed at United Nations
who created the Ark, Sally Linder, and hundreds of volunteers, began a
60 day peace walk following the September 11 terrorist attacks to accompany
the 200 pound chest from Burlington, Vermont, through Massachusetts and
Connecticut, into New York with the goal of presenting it
The Earth Charter - a declaration of principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful world - is the product of a decade long, worldwide, cross cultural conversation about common goals and shared values. The Charter, available online at: http://www.earthcharter.org, is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of an emerging global civil society.
The Ark of Hope is a hand crafted chest created for a celebration of the Earth Charter held on September 9, 2001 in Vermont, at which biologist Jane Goodall gave the keynote speech. The lid of the Ark is lined with a papyrus copy of the Earth Charter and contains hundreds of citizen expressions of hope and healing. The Ark will remain on display in the lobby gallery of the United Nations through February 19.