We humans are an integral and inseparable part of the Earth system.
This essential unity means that humans and our social systems are inextricably embedded within and influenced by the context of the larger Earth Community.
Therefore, the way we govern ourselves must of necessity be consistent with this context and must have as its purpose to ensure that the pursuit of human well-being does not undermine the integrity of Earth, which is the source of our well-being.
Human fulfilment is unattainable outside of a web of healthy relationships with the wider community of life on Earth.
Only be creating a jurisprudence that reflects the reality that human societies are part of a wider Earth Community and must observe certain universal principles, will we be able to begin a comprehensive transformation of our societies and legal systems.
In order to reorient our governance systems to reflect this Earth jurisprudence we need to establish laws that are ‘wild’ at heart in the sense that they foster, rather than stifle, creativity and the human connection to nature.
To implement wild laws effectively, we will need to cultivate personal and social practices that respect Earth, and social structures based on communities, and communities of communities, as found in nature.
... Cormac Cullinan, Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice, Second Edition, Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2011, pg. 171-172