Would you sign a rental agreement for Planet Earth?
While international leaders at the top negotiate an agreement on climate change, people from around the world are taking action to stop climate change in its tracks. The ‘rental agreement’ is the terms and conditions for living on ShareHouse Earth. Project Rental Agreement is a project to inspire civic action and activism from the bottom up. Together, the good tenants of ShareHouse Earth can show the top that change is happening, from the bottom up.
“This Rental Agreement covers the terms and conditions that you agree to follow as a resident housemate tenant (Housemate/Tenant) living in our shared home (ShareHouse Earth).
TENANT acknowledges: ShareHouse Earth is shared home to 7 billion Housemates (and counting) and countless other tenant species. The ultimate Landlord M. Earth (Landlord) houses us on condition that we take care of ShareHouse Earth. Landlord reserves the right to keep the deposit for damage or misuse of resources or shared spaces.
HOUSEMATES agree: to look after the space that they share in common to make them liveable spaces for all. To co-operate to leave ShareHouse Earth in substantially the same state of cleanliness and the same – preferably better – condition as it was found.
TENANT acknowledges: that Tenant does not own the Planet but rents it from future generations. Tenant must do their part to take care of ShareHouse Earth and pay rent (Rent). As a fee for service, use and privilege, TENANT may pay Rent by actively looking after ShareHouse Earth. Tenant may pay Rent through actions such as activism, volunteering or contributing to projects that look after ShareHouse Earth for all future Housemates.”
We asked citizens across the globe, “Would you sign a rental agreement for Planet Earth?”
- Feb 13, 2015,
So many people signed!
- Apr 22, 2015,
New York City, USA
We spent a wonderful day in Washington Square celebrating Earth Day 2015 with an astounding bunch of passionate change makers, inspiring people, and great projects. We blogged about the Earth Day Event! Read here
- Dec 21, 2015,
Brooklyn, NYC, USA