The Sustainables Academy Earth Steward's Code

Earth Steward Code

Respect and Protect Nature

Conserve Resources:

  • Use water, electricity, and materials carefully and only as much as you need.

Reduce Waste:

  • Try to recycle, compost, and reuse items to make less trash.

Protect Wildlife:

  • Be kind to animals and their homes, and don’t disturb them. Help protect endangered species.

 Promote Sustainability

Sustainable Practices:

  • Use and encourage farming, factory, and personal habits that are good for the planet.

Support Renewable Energy:

  • Choose and support energy sources like solar and wind instead of fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Green Transportation:

  • Use eco-friendly ways to get around, like biking, walking, carpooling, or taking the bus.

Educate and Advocate

Raise Awareness:

  • Tell others about the importance of taking care of our environment.

Advocate for Change:

  • Support rules and actions that help protect the environment.

Lead by Example:

  • Show good environmental behavior in your everyday actions.

 Foster Community and Collaboration

Community Engagement:

  • Join in local activities like clean-ups and tree plantings to help your community.


  • Work together with others to reach environmental goals and share what you learn.

Respect Indigenous Knowledge:

  • Recognize and respect the environmental wisdom of indigenous cultures.

 Ethical Consumption

Mindful Purchasing:

  • Buy things that are made in a way that is good for the planet and the people who make them.

Reduce Meat Consumption:

  • Eat less meat and more plants to help reduce your impact on the earth.

Support Local:

  • Buy from local producers to cut down on transportation pollution and help your local economy.

Preserve and Restore Ecosystems

Habitat Restoration:

  • Help repair and improve damaged natural areas.

Tree Planting:

  • Participate in or support projects that plant trees.

Protect Waterways:

  • Keep rivers, lakes, and oceans clean by preventing pollution and helping with clean-up activities.

 Personal Accountability

Measure Impact:

  • Regularly check how your actions affect the environment and look for ways to improve.

Continuous Learning:

  • Keep learning about environmental issues and best practices.

Accountable Actions:

  • Take responsibility for your actions and how they affect the environment.

Encourage Biodiversity

Native Planting:

  • Plant native species in your garden to help local wildlife.

Avoid Invasives:

  • Don’t introduce or spread invasive species that can harm local environments.

Protect Endangered Species:

  • Support efforts to protect endangered species and their homes.

 Support Environmental Justice

Fair Treatment:

  • Work to ensure everyone is treated fairly and gets the benefits of a clean environment.

Inclusive Engagement:

  • Make sure all communities, especially those often left out, have a say in environmental decisions.

Address Disparities:

  • Help reduce environmental problems in vulnerable communities.

 Practice Gratitude and Reverence

Appreciate Nature:

  • Spend time outside and be thankful for the beauty and resources of nature.


  • Be aware of how your actions affect the environment and understand that everything is connected.

Cultural Respect:

  • Respect the cultural importance of natural places and practices around the world.

Printable Earth Steward Code

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Earth Steward Code

Respect and Take Care of Nature

Be kind to plants, animals, and all living things.

Help keep our earth clean and healthy

Use Resources Wisely

Save water, energy, and other important things.

Recycle and reuse whenever you can.

Learn and Teach Others

Find out more about how to help the environment.

Share what you learn with friends and family.

Work Together

Join with others to make the world a better place.

Help each other to do good things for the earth.

Choose Good Products

Buy things that are made in a way that is good for people and the


Think about where things come from and how they are made.

Help Nature Grow

Plant trees and flowers to make the earth green.

Take care of natural places like parks and forests.

Take Responsibility

Do your part to keep the environment safe and clean.

Be a good example for others.

Protect Animals and Plants

Make sure different kinds of animals and plants can live and grow.

Help create homes for wildlife.

Be Fair to Everyone

Make sure all people have clean air, water, and places to live.

Stand up for people and communities who need help.

Be Thankful and Respectful

Appreciate the beauty of nature around you.

Show love and respect for the earth every day.


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