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Principles & Ethics

The core principles of creative culture and what makes them work
Creative Culture Guide Best practices for an enlightened and sustainable society.

Life is Precious Each cell in a body is part of the whole body. In the same way, every living being on earth lives by giving and receiving within the living planetary body. Every and all lives and all of their diverse possibilities, fates and destinies are interwoven in the living fabric of life on this planet. Therefore the following corollaries:

  1. Limitations on Life Destructive Activities - The physical cycles of life and death in nature self-regulate elegantly. We as human beings must be as responsible for keeping the creative and destructive effects of our activities in harmony with the whole of life.
  2. Species Modesty- The human species must work to re-establish its populations at a sustainable level, without the careless or excessive suppression or extinction of other life forms.
  3. Species Diversity - The human population must be supportive of the naturally occurring, harmonious genetic diversity.

Cause and Effect The Law of Return, Karma: what you put out comes back. What goes round comes round. For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction. Each individual, cluster, population, corporation, species, must achieve a balanced creative and sustainable symbiosis within a recognized ecological horizon. Within this defined perimeter, output and inputs, over time, must reliably balance and result in no net loss of biomass of life supportive environment.

The Principle of Interconnectedness Everything on the earth is interconnected. Anything that effects one being effects the whole, and anything that effects the whole effects every being.

The Golden Rule Ethic Do to others as you would wish to have done to oneself.

The Principle of Impermanence Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.

The Ethic of Lifecycle Responsibility To responsibly create something one must also take responsibility for its effects during the entire course of it's existence and eventual recycling into something else.

Principles & Ethics Resources

The Golden Rule Project


Education & learning organization
"The mission of the Golden Rule Project is to increase awareness and the practice of compassion, kindness, and peace by sharing the universal principle of the Golden Rule through education, programming, and partnerships. The Golden Rule Project is not...

The Earth Charter


Principles & ethics standard
The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole...

PoWR Global Ethic


Principles & ethics standard
The Perliament of World Religions Global Ethic expresses a shared set of core values found in the teachings of the world's religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions. The document, mostly drafted by Professor Hans Küng in 1993, represented common...

Charter for Compassion


Principles & ethics organization
A document which urges the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion; founded by Karen Armstrong. On April 26, 2010, Seattle became the first city in the world to affirm the charter. The charter now has thousands of signatories.

Center for Earth Ethics


Principles & ethics idea
The Center for Earth Ethics is an educational non-profit that runs programs aimed at transitioning to a society where value is measured according to the sustained well-being of all people and our planet. The CCE focus on cultivating the public consciousness...

Encyclical Laudato si’ on Care for our Common Home


Principles & ethics standard
Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home is the 2015 appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how humans are shaping the future of the planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world...



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