Haumea Ecoversity is inspired by the vision and values of the:

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Earth Charter
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Haumea Ecoversity's ethos for its courses and community is guided by the peoples' Earth Charter

Haumea Ecoversity is committed to holistic, wisdom-based transformational learning as part of global efforts in recent decades to evolve Education for Sustainable Development - ESD. Holistic, inclusive values education is essential for cultural renewal to advance a life-sustaining, just world and an enduring culture of peace. As such, our ethos commits to the 4 Pillars & 16 Principles of the global, citizen-led Earth Charter (2000).

Endorsed by UNESCO (2003, 2019) the Earth Charter is the globally recognised ethical framework to guide all Earth citizens' conscience and actions to ethically achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Founder-Director Cathy Fitzgerald is an accredited ESD-Earth Charter educator, following a 2020 Irish Arts Council Professional Development Award. ESD Earth Charter Educators are at the forefront of understanding integrated values are fundamental to help all develop a sustainability / ecological / systems thinking mindset for the Great Turning, the just transition for enduring personal, collective and planetary wellbeing.

Haumea Ecoversity supports #CultureDeclares

In early 2019, Haumea Ecoversity Founder-Director Cathy Fitzgerald became the first Irish signatory of the international #CultureDeclares Emergency movement.

Haumea Ecoversity 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 to which Cathy is also a signatory.

#CultureDeclares is about
"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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Haumea Ecoversity
strives to offer affordable,
accessible transformational
learning experiences

to empower those in the arts, education,
business and leadership roles how to care,
think and act wisely for a better world.

'Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.

'The Way Forward', The Earth Charter

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