The EARTH is our home and only source of life

We dream of a society based on solidarity that acknowledges the right of the Earth. With the WorldEthicForum, we want to move this vision to the fore and embed it in national and international law.

Mark Zumbühl
President WorldEthicForum

It is our task to give back their right of existence to the mountains, to the water, to the glaciers, to the forests, to the air, to the plants, and to the animals. Mark Zumbühl, a trained journalist, describes himself nowadays as an idler, author, columnist and political human being. Before retiring, he was active during many years as a journalist and in managerial functions in print media, on television and on the radio. Later he was a member of the management of Pro Infirmis Switzerland. There he advocated successfully for sixteen years, with highly respected campaigns on billboards and with videos in social media, for the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Linard Bardill
Managing Director WorldEthicForum

This transformation of our consciousness, the realization that we are one with the Earth, is for me one of the decisive landmarks on the path to continued human existence on this wonderful Earth. Linard Bardill is one of the most successful celebrated public figures from the Swiss performing arts and children’s music scene. He campaigns relentlessly for a future suitable for our grandchildren. He visits children who are spending time in hospital or in children rehabilitation as an ambassador of the foundation Kindherhilfe Sternschnuppe with his magical bed songs. He ran for an office in the government of Graubünden with the goal of advocating fair economics and schools that unleash the full potential of their pupils. He achieved reasonable success.

Selina Lucarelli
Coordinator WorldEthicForum

Already as a little child, Selina Lucarelli stood up for living beings. As an environmental engineer, she was employed for six years at the building control office of the municipality of St. Moritz, where she was responsible for environmental concerns. She discovered her enthusiasm for coordination at I BIKE to move it 2019, the Swiss bike ride to the national climate strike in Bern with 1,200 participants. She was responsible for the communication and the general coordination of the 32 bike routes to Bern. She organized the longest route from St. Moritz to Bern and cycled the nine-day journey herself.

Luea Ritter
Process designer WorldEthicForum

Luea Ritter works internationally across various sectors to guide and design holistic transition processes that embrace the challenge and potential of our times. She thrives within complexity, and through a diverse medley of fields has developed a high sensitivity for context-based social dynamics. She weaves societal change practices, trauma and healing work, leadership and Earth-based wisdom traditions to cultivate capacities in individuals and collectives. She is part of collaboratio helvetica, an initiative that catalyses systemic change towards the societal transformation of Switzerland by cultivating a cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem, running different capacity-building programmes and an open knowledge sharing platform. She co-founded Collective Transitions, an organization dedicated to building and fostering shared capacities for transformational shifts.

Violette Ruppanner
Process designer WorldEthicForum

A trained economist and a specialist all-rounder by choice, Violette Ruppanner draws from a rich and varied career spanning 30 years in the public, private and NGO sectors, mainly in international trade & trade diplomacy, economic development cooperation, development and funding of technology start-ups and social entrepreneurs. Since 2011, she has been a Partner of Strategos, a consulting firm specialising in strategy, organisational development and transformation. She became a member of collaboratio helvetica and its Practitioners’ Circle. collaboratio helvetica is an initiative that catalyses systemic change towards the societal transformation of Switzerland by cultivating a cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem, running different capacity-building programmes and open knowledge sharing.

Feedback Circle

Andrea Brüesch
Jurist, lawyer and notary
Corin Curschellas
Musician and singer
Ditti Bürgin-Brook
Film producer, lecturer and speaker
Doris Ragettli
Founder of the Global Petition for a UN Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth
Fridolin Stähli
Germanist and nature ethicist
Hansjörg Hosch
ENT specialist and politician
Lukas Niederberger
Theologian and Director of the Swiss Society for the Common Good
Thomas Hagmann
Coach and organisational consultant
Walter Lietha
Antiquarian and singer

Patronage Committee

Alessandro Della Vedova
Cantonal Councillor for Graubünden
Andreas Reinhart
Entrepreneur and philanthropist
Anna Stünzi
President Think-Tank foraus
Anna Giacometti
National Councillor for Graubünden
Jon Pult
National Councillor for Graubünden
Marionna Schlatter
National Councillor for Zurich
Martin Meuli
Head of Surgery at the Zurich Children’s Hospital
Martin Ott
FiBL Foundation President and Member of the Fintan Foundation Board
Pippo Pollina
Singer-songwriter
Sandra Locher Benguerel
National Councillor for Graubünden
Tatjana Hauptmann
Remo Largo
Paediatrician and author

Remo Largo, paediatrician and philanthrope, was the first member of our patronage committee. He passed away in November 2020. May his good heart and soul remain with the WorldEthicForum.