The 3 ethics of Permaculture underpin everything we do....it is the core if you like. Practicing the ethics of permaculture in all areas of our lives moves us towards sustainability.
Earth Care -- Kaitiakitanga
Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply.
Earth care encompasses care of the soil, care of all living systems, concepts like Gaia....
People Care -- Whanaungatanga
Provision for people to access the resources necessary for their existence.
People Care starts with the self - if you don't take care of yourself you can't care for anyone else!
From the self, People Care spreads out to kin and community.
Fair Share -- Manaakitanga
This is sometimes called "Surplus Share" or "Share our Resources".
By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further our ethics.
Set limits to consumption, growth and population.