Protocols and Agreements
For Activism, Ancient Wisdom and Alternatives.
We uphold the inherent dignity, identity and social inclusion of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ability. All Earthrise interactions shall be characterized by respect and courtesy to all. We repudiate any practices that marginalize and disempower people.
We hold ourselves and each other accountable for treating all humans -and the more-than-human world – with respect and kindness, acting with integrity and honesty, being curious and generous in all of our interactions. We pledge to openly and humbly approach conflict, and work through all conflicts within the group with love and kindness.
We work humbly and with humility, recognizing that no one holds more power or authority than another, no one’s knowledge or expertise is more valuable than another’s, and that we all have much to learn and far to grow as evolving humans.
We recognise the innate worth of all people and the value of diversity: the greater our diversity, the richer our conversations and the stronger our group. Diversity in membership is meaningless if all members are not given space and time to speak and contribute. To address historical injustices, we will proactively ensure that women and Indigenous People play an active role in the Collective and that their voices are given precedence.
We focus and orient our work towards the marginalized, and disenfranchised. We do not take a neutral stance: we are assertively against injustice and inequality, and focus our work towards the empowerment and strengthening of traditionally silenced and excluded Peoples.
We recognize not only the interconnectedness of all human being with one another, but the interconnectedness of humans with all of nature – including all animals, plants, waters, mountains, and the land itself. We pledge – as a group and in our individual capacities – to do our utmost to treat all humans with care and compassion and to steward and tend to the natural world with humility and love.
In pursuit of making the greatest possible impact, we are creative and radical, bold and innovative. We do not fear failure, but commit to constantly innovating, iteratively learning, and endlessly improving. We face our blindnesses, confront our unconscious biases and mistakes, and forgive ourselves and each other. We are open to learning from all walks of life and realms of knowledge, and eagerly co-design and co-create together.