Welcome to the Earth Community Trust, a small charity run by a few committed people who care about people and planet.
Our purpose is to unite people and planet. We apply biodynamic and permaculture principles to our work. Permaculture and bio-dynamic principles aren’t just about how we grow plants, it’s about how we grow within ourselves and how we grow our ideas.
The Earth Community Trust applies holistic living principles in the furtherance of building an Earth Community through advancing the education of the public in the theory and practice of holistic living, including but not limited to the advancement of Earth Law, Restorative Justice, Earth Democracy, the People’s Process, Earth Walks and Earth Tours.
The funding of our charity works best when we value people, not projects. Thus we have set up our Voices for the Earth, a system whereby we support individuals who promote conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in their own unique ways, applying their own unique talents. What unites us are our values. In this way we give maximum freedom for our Voices for the Earth to be creative from a space of care, love and trust.
We are a Conduit Charity which means we give support to a number of people who are committed to uniting people and planet. A Conduit Charity is a charity set up to be interdependent. We provide for our Voices for the Earth the platform for them to use our Charitable status and we receive in return a tithe. Currently we are supporting Polly Higgins, Louise Kulbicki, Julkia Dittrich, Zoe Lujic, Nina Owen and Dee Kyne as Voices for the Earth. Voices for the Earth is our title for people who are out there advancing the Earth Community Trust’s Objects and Purpose. Here are some of the people we are supporting:
Polly has been a lawyer for the Earth for the past 7 years. She is also a pioneer for the People’s Process (access to justice where a community are faced with harm), Restorative Justice and has written 2 books, Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business. Polly is the leading expert on the law of Ecocide and is considered a pioneer in her field. Polly values can be summed up as one over-riding principle that governs all of her work: ‘first do no harm.’ See pollyhiggins.com. Polly is also the Chair of the Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative.
Louise is an emergent voice of her generation. Louise co-founded and is the Membership Director of the Earth Lawyers Alliance, is Chairwoman of Eradicating Ecocide South America and is now based in Brazil. Louise seeks to realign human made laws with the laws of nature and recognises the intrinsic value and interconnectedness of all life on Earth. You can read more about Louise and her Earth law work here.
Dee Kyne has given up her job and started a movement for others to be part of so that they too demonstrate their passion for our Earth. Dee works from the principle ‘to lead by serving’. Dee has decided to walk the Earth to gather stories and signatures for Wish20 and the European Citizen’s Initiative. You can read more about her remarkable journey at www.earthrightswalker.org
The Earth Community Trust is a registered UK Charity No.1143660
The Earth Community Trust is a People Power Plan
All rights are shared
We believe in open sourcing all our ideas