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The Declaration of Interdependence

A Pledge to Planet Earth

The Declaration of Interdependence by Tara Cullis
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The "Declaration of Interdependence" -- both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action -- was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

This convincing statement of environmental principles progresses through three stages. First, This We Know” places humans firmly within the community of living things that depend on biodiversity for survivalWe humans are but one of thirty million species weaving the thin layer of life enveloping the world.” The second section, This We Believe,” acknowledges that we have put the survival of the planet at risk, and then optimistically asserts that we must now build a new politics of hope.” And in the final and moving section, This We Resolve,” we are called on to embrace responsibility and to work for an evolution: from dominance to partnership; from fragmentation to connection; from insecurity, to interdependence.”

In this exquisitely designed edition, produced to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the David Suzuki Foundation, the Declaration of Interdependence is beautifully interpreted by artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Using imagery and icons from traditions and cultures around the world, interpreted through his dynamic Haida-Manga
Greystone Books; January 2011
73 pages; ISBN 9781553659112
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Title: The Declaration of Interdependence
Author: Tara Cullis; David Suzuki; Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas; Wade Davis; Raffi Cavoukian
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