Ten commandments to save the planet

May 5, 2008

On April 28, Bolivian president Evo Morales presented a ten point program for worldwide ecological security at the inauguration of the UN's VII Indigenous Forum. Included in Morales' proposals, labeled "The 10 Commandments To Save the Planet," were an ecological debt on the global North, an eradication of war, and an end to water privatization.

These convictions are echoed in the 17 principles of environmental justice adopted in 1991 by attendees of the first People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in DC. As global warming, warfare and the gap between the rich and poor continue to increase, it's more important than ever for us to work to realize these goals.