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Values for Sustainability


The following is an annotated bibliography of documents, in some cases with links to the full text of the documents, relating to values for sustainability which the Executive Director of Information Habitat: Where Information Lives either wrote, edited or compiled -- in some cases prior to having established Information Habitat. The documents remain an important foundation of the work of Information Habitat.

Towards an Earth Charter
Pollard, Robert, Geneva, 1991.03. Proposed elements for inclusion in an Earth Charter; developed in response to an Interfaith workshop organized by the International Coordinating Committee on Religion and the Earth at Wainwright House in March 1991. Keywords: Earth Charter, Interfaith, Religion & Ecology, Values & Sustainability

Balance with Nature
Pollard, Robert, Earthcare Interfaith Network, Los Angeles, 1989.11. Identification of an imbalance with nature as a central theme underlying the major global crises we face, and the need for a spiritual response. Testimony presented at the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, November 1989. y Keywords: Holistic, Interfaith, Religion & Ecology, Values & Sustainability

Notes on a Nature Rights Amendment
Pollard, Robert, Draft, unpublished, Los Angeles, 1989.11. Preliminary notes discussing considerations for a Nature Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and proposed text of such an amendment that would give legal standing in the courts to the earth, or any part of it, any species of plant or animal, or any member of such species. Keywords: Law, Native Americans, Rights of Nature

Spiritual Reflections on Unity with Nature
Pollard, Robert (editor), Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Unity With Nature, Baltimore, 1989.08. Reflections on the convergence of interests that are leading towards a holistic, spiritual understanding of the importance of redefining our relationship with nature. Keywords: Holistic, Quakers, Religion & Ecology, Spirituality

Queries on Environment and Development
Pollard, Robert (editor), Friends Committee on Unity with Nature, Baltimore, 1989.08. A set of queries developed for submission as testimony to the Globescope Pacific Assembly in Los Angeles. Keywords: Quakers, Religion & Ecology, Sustainable Development, Values & Sustainability

Foundations for a Sustainable Common Future
Pollard, Robert, Earthcare Interfaith Network, Baltimore, 1989.08. Identification of value issues that are key to a transition to a sustainable future; need for holistic approaches, interfaith cooperation, integrating faith and practice, networking skills, and participation in UNCED preparations. Testimony prepared for the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, November 1989. Keywords: Holistic, Interfaith, Networking, Religion & Ecology, UNCED Process, Values & Sustainability

An Earthcare Interfaith Network
Pollard, Robert, Friends in Global Networks, Baltimore, 1989.08. Proposal for organizing faith communities to focus attention on the preparations for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) process, with special reference to the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) process of the World Council of Churches. Keywords: Interfaith, J.P.I.C., Quakers, Religion & Ecology, UNCED Process

Walking Gently on the Earth
Phillips, Jack & Pollard, Robert, Friends Committee on Unity with Nature, Baltimore, 1998.04. A checklist, supported by appropriate queries, through which one can explore how gently we are walking on the earth, what changes in actions and attitudes and what resources can support our transition towards a right relationship with the earth. Keywords:Quakers, Religion & Ecology, Sustainable Lifestyle, Values & Sustainability

Queries on Unity with Nature
Pollard, Robert (editor), Friends Committee on Unity with Nature, Baltimore, 1989.04. Some queries, or probing questions, that arise from a perspective that sees people in unity with nature, not apart from it. These queries were subsequently published as the Quaker contribution to the Environmental Sabbath resource guide developed by the U.N. Environment Programme. Keywords: Personal Responsibility, Quakers, Religion & Ecology, Spirituality, Sustainable Lifestyle

Unity With Nature Resource Packet
Elkinton, Steven & Pollard, Robert, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Unity With Nature, Baltimore, 1988.08. A compilation of resources, including an extensive bibliography, on spiritual aspects of our relationship with nature. Keywords: Personal Responsibility, Quakers, Religion & Ecology, Sustainable Lifestyle


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