Haumea Ecoliteracy Courses are inspired by the values and vision of the:

Earth Charter (2000)

Haumea Online transformational learning and the ethos of Haumea Online is inspired by the 16 principles of the global, citizen-led Earth Charter. The Earth Charter is the UNESCO-endorsed ethical framework for sustainability that can help us advance the integrated ecosocial values for a better world - in our creative practice, business, education and cultural programming. Cathy is an accredited ESD-Earth Charter educator, following a 2020 Irish Arts Council Professional Development Award.

All at Haumea work to the universal ecosocial values of the Earth Charter. Cathy also introduces the Earth Charter in the Haumea Essential Ecoliteracy course, and in the new Haumea Online Education for Sustainability ESD-Earth Charter course. As UNESCO (2019) requests all UN signatory countries to use the Earth Charter as the ethical framework to explain integrated ecosocial values to all sectors in civil society, there is growing recognition that the Earth Charter will be the overarching values framework in the creative sector, to inspire all towards understanding and implementing the UN Sustainability Goals (2015). Haumea founder-director Cathy Fitzgerald is a signatory of the Earth Charter and completed the introductory Earth Charter online course in 2020. In 2021, she deepened her knowledge by taking the 'Online Certificate on Education for Sustainable Development' (ESD) with the Earth Charter: for best practice education values for equitable, sustainable and just global citizenship. The Earth Charter educators are at the forefront of values education and the shift to expansive ecosocial values is heart of the paradigm shift in education for living well, for advancing sustainability in all we do.

Haumea Online for #CultureDeclares

In early 2019, Cathy Fitzgerald, phd., became the first Irish signatory to the international #CultureDeclares Emergency movement. Haumea Online is her contribution to the international #CultureDeclares movement. Cathy and her collaborators embody the #CultureDeclares values in their courses, as well as those of the Stop Ecocide campaign and the Earth Charter, to which Cathy is also a signatory.

The Values of #CultureDeclares are as follows:

"Co-creating a regenerative culture – one that is inclusive, healthy, life-supporting, resilient and adaptable – requires rebuilding just and ethical relationships between ourselves, and with other species and the land. This takes time."

  • Teaching and implementing the changes we want to see in society

  • Challenging power and privilege

  • Supporting each other in tending to grief as we face the truth about this emergency

  • Building a culture of care into our daily lives – care for ourselves, others and the Earth

  • Changing the paradigm by which we design, grow, make and trade so the living planet can be regenerated."

'Culture must be a pillar in its own right, in an equal relation with other three dimensions of sustainability...'

If the culture sector is not ecoliterate, it is hard to imagine it will show leadership for the Great Transition to a more life-sustaining era

'The sustainability concept which is based on the three-pillar paradigm: economic, environmental and social lacks the vital fourth cultural pillar. Culture must be a pillar in its own right, in an equal relation with other three dimensions of sustainability for its contribution to the creation of collective narratives, its ability to heal and consolidate communities, and foster diversity. With the world faced with the COVID-19 pandemic today and the need to rebuild our societies tomorrow, culture should be at the heart of the response.' ––– Culture Action Europe CAE - Europe Day 9 May 2020.
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