Earth, Our Home
(Section a) Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. (Section b) Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth has provided the conditions essential to life’s evolution. (Section c) The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. (Section d) The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. (Section e) The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust.