Founded in 2001, Earth Rights Institute (ERI) exists to support a culture of peace and justice worldwide by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities.  We take an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities.  ERI is a United Nations NGO affiliate for ECOSOC, UN Habitat, UNCSD, and UN Finance and Development.
Our methodology is to:

Empower impoverished communities of the global south in managing and directing their own local development.

Bridge the divide between academic research in sustainable development and action in the field.

Build a culture of Peace by promoting cross-cultural collaboration and encouraging appreciation for cultural diversity.

Advance solutions to crucial global issues in global development and create awareness by supporting solidarity across the globe

To learn more about us or join our team or donate go to  ERI Get Involved Page