POE is a community that recognizes All People are Citizens of Earth, All People have a responsibility to Protect the Earth from harm, and All People are Partners of Earth as our relationship is symbiotic.
Community is a public spirit that shares commonalities such as values, customs, identity.
Our community has no borders or specific shape; it forms and morphs organically.
We enhance happiness through individual and collaborative effort toward our subsistence, self-reliance, and resiliency capabilities.
All individuals are invited to take the POE pledge.
By taking the POE Pledge, you become a member of the POE Community.
The POE Pledge
As a Citizen of Earth, I pledge the following:
I will respect every person’s individual sovereignty.
I will defend myself and my community from threats to well-being.
I will treat all living things with kindness and compassion.
I will take from the Earth only what I need to survive and flourish.
I will share information and knowledge to better the lives of others.
I will participate in the stewardship of my environment.
I will, during times of hardship, share my overabundance with my community.
I will endeavor to evolve through scholarly and experiential learning.
I will think for myself.
Symbolism of the POE Community flag:
Sunrise – new dawn
Blue Sky – clean air
Green Land – fertile soil
Blue Water – healthy water
Five (the number of colors) – balance, dynamic motion, goodness
Green – nature and health
Blue – peace and tranquility
Yellow – happiness
White – simplicity and the reflection of all colors
Black – harmony and the absorption of all colors
Rectangle (flag shape) – trust
Circle – unity, equality, and protection
Pi – value, transcendental, and infinite possibilities
River – movement, freedom, and life
POE Community updates are posted on the Ombhumi blog.