The COM26V.com team is co-creating “Our Mother Earth Constitution” to shatter the illusion of separation and to provide a legal blueprint or framework for how human beings should relate to nature and to relate with one another.
WE THE PEOPLE OF MOTHER EARTH understand that Mother Earth is our common home, and we are all brothers and sisters in the human family. We all live under the same sky, drink the same water, and breathe the same air. We are all interconnected and interdependent on one another. The destruction and deterioration of nature is closely related to our health and well-being; it shapes our human coexistence,
Most modern laws and man-made systems governing modern civilization were created during the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s and have pitted man in a constant battle against nature. These systems and laws are outdated; it creates death and destruction and is not in harmony nature. Now we have come to the common understanding that human beings are indivisible parts of nature and not separate from nature; nature is part of us. Also, the fruits of Mother Earth nourishes us and is our common heritage.
While many countries and organizations have a constitution, including the famous Constitution of the United States, Mother Earth does not have its own constitution. Even a car has an operating manual, so why not have an operating manual for Mother Earth, and for human society?
In 2011, one of the co-founders of COM26V.com David Kam released the original version of Our Mother Earth Constitution, an aspirational document that was signed by many people and Indigenous leaders worldwide. (See document here)
Our Mother Earth Constitution is simply a set of principles, guidelines, behaviors, laws, and rules on how we relate to one another and how we relate to the Earth. Many of the existing global crises are related to how we relate to each other and how we relate to Mother Earth, including the climate crisis, the extinction of species, pollution, and global poverty,
Our Mother Earth and our only home are in peril. In 2020, the co-founders of COM26V.com is inviting people from around the world to amend Our Mother Earth Constitution. The Constitution of the United States has been amended 27 times, so amending a constitution is not unusual. COM26V.com brings all the grassroots movements around the world together to protect her and to amend Our Mother Earth Constitution. Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress all the crises facing Mother Earth and all its inhabitants.
Since the existing man-made systems and laws are outdated, we plan to reimagine new laws and systems through Our Mother Earth Constitution to bring them in harmony with the natural laws of nature. This includes systems that protect, and restore Mother Earth, which will entail profound new changes in “lifestyles, modern civilization, redefining success, wealth creation, wealth distribution, ways of thinking and relating, models of production and consumption, and how we treat nature”. We wish to eliminate and upgrade the dysfunction structures within our economic systems (models of growth and wealth creation), social systems (inequality, racism, injustice), healthcare systems, ecosystems, climate systems, and conscious development. Our Mother Earth Constitution will also provide the resources and means for everyone on Earth to be fully respected and to reach their full human potential.
We envision that the new amendments will include language drawn from existing documents of the United Nations and other conscious organizations, including the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of the Holy Father Pope Francis, the Fuji Declaration, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, sometimes known as the Geneva Declaration, and other inspiring documents.
Join us in co-creating Our Mother Earth Constitution.