Valuing the earth. Part 1 A new global covenant; the Earth Charter (March 24, 2000); people in ecosystems; the Earth Charter - an ethical framework for sustainable living, Fayen d'Evie and Steven Glass; justice, conflict and the preservation of nature; the Earth Charter principles - source for an ethics of universal responsibility, Abelardo Brenes; the Earth Charter as a new covenant for democracy, J. Ronald Engle; eco-feminism, integrity and the Earth Charter - a critical analysis, Victoria Davion. Part 2 Humanistic values and the Earth Charter: a pragmatic focus on humans, Julia Bartkowiak; human values as a source for sustaining the environment, Naomi Zack; the Earth Charter, servant leadership and philosophy - valuing the Earth by implementing ideals, Rubye Braye and Ruth Lucier. Part 3 Measuring progress and decline: genuine progress indicator (GPI) accounting - relating ecological integrity to human health and well-being, Mark Anielski and Colin Soskolne; understanding the consequences of human actions - indicators from GNP to IBI, James Karr. Part 4 Sustainable agriculture and the human prospect: the future of human populations - energy, food and water availability in the 21st century, Clive Edwards and David Pimentel; impacts of milk and meat on people and the planet, Robert Goodland; integrity and sustainability of natural and man-made ecosystems, Lech Ryszkowski. Part 5 Addressing the destruction in production: gold, cyanide and fish in the river of life and death, Imre Lazar and Emese Kiss; the planetary life crisis - its systemic cause and ground of resolution, John McMurtry; global consumption in the New Millennium, Patricia Werhane and Mary Hamilton; what practical difference would the adoption of the Earth Charter mean to the resolution of global warming issues?, Don Brown. Part 6 What is environmental justice? Socially just eco-integrity - getting clear on the concept, William Rees; the fair distribution of environmental goods, Janos Toth; ;a stakeholder-based approach to environmental justice using geographical information systems, Garrick Louiis and Luna Magpili. Part 7 Case studies: conflict, risk and the preservation of nature: violence and the environment in Colombia - questions regarding environmental ethics, Luis Camargo and Vicky Castillo; ethics and risks in building a cyclotron, Sonia Ftacnikova; the tactics of forest preservation - authenticity and rhetoric in Poland's Bialwieza forest preserve, Eunice Blavascumas; can Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica be saved? How to apply the principles of the Earth Charter, Paul Durbin; gendered resistance to corporate environmentalism and debt-for-nature swaps in Costa Rica, Ana Isla and Terisa Turner.