Ten Key Values
We recognize that the Earth sustains all life processes. Green ecology understands the common roots of the abuse of nature, the abuse of animals, and the abuse of people. Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves.
We believe in direct participation by all people in the environmental, political, and economic decisions that affect their lives.
We want to replace the worldwide system of poverty and injustice with a world free of all oppression based on class, sex, race, citizenship, age, or sexual orientation.
We reject violence as a way of settling disputes -- it is shortsighted, morally wrong, and ultimately self-defeating. We work to create a world in which war is obsolete.
Power and responsibility must be restored to local communities within an overall framework of ecologically sound and socially just lifestyles.
Community Based Economics
We seek a new economics based on the natural limits of the Earth that will meet the basic needs of everyone on the planet under democratic, localized community control.
The Green movement is profoundly inspired by feminist values. The ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination and control over others.
Respect For Diversity
We honor the biological diversity of the Earth and the cultural, racial, sexual, and spiritual diversity of the Earth's people. We aim to reclaim this country's finest ideals: popular democracy, the dignity of the individual, and liberty and justice for all.
We are committed to global sustainability and international justice through political solidarity. We strive to create personal lifestyles based on sufficiency and living lightly.
Like the Iroquois, we seek a society in which the interests of the seventh generation yet to come are considered equal to the interests of the present generation. We must reclaim the future for ourselves and our children.