If we are to care for people we must care for the earth at the same time.
If we fail to care for the earth, we are in danger of harming the soil, air and water which provides life to all the beings upon the planet.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Section 25 states people have the right to food. Healthy food, that nourishes mind and body, demands air, healthy soil and water.
The ethics of permaculture guide the permaculture designer as she or he develop a site plan, a plan respecting the rights of all the beings living within the ecosystems the plan will influence.