The Relationships of Human Communities and The Natural World

"Our social and ethical responsibilities require a fundamental understanding of our dynamic interdependence with one another and the rest of the living world. To meet these responsibilities, we require new modes of citizenship and public philosophy regarding ethical reflection, democratic deliberation and practical action that promotes the flourishing of people, animals, plants, and the living world as a whole. Such civic responsibility, which encompasses a full range of human and natural values, we term democratic, ecological citizenship. This expanded notion of citizenship is meant to guide personal, family, community, and government decisions and activities on regional and global scales." ~ The Center for Humans and Nature

"A more adequate understanding of these interactions is the foundation of a viable, just, and sustainable world for all living beings."