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Key Green Principles

We must consider the welfare of our descendants, for at least seven generations, in order to be wise stewards of the Earth.
Personal and Global Responsibility
Global sustainability and international justice can only be achieved when responsibility is shared at all levels of society.
Grass Roots Democracy
Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives, and not be unfairly subject to the will of another. Democracy works best when citizens participate at every step in the decision-making process.
Social Justice
Increasing levels of poverty and inequity are unacceptable. All must be able to fulfill their potential regardless of gender, race, citizenship, or sexual identity.
We all know in this complicated world there are times when we may be called to arms, but we will maintain that violence is almost always self-defeating, and always the very, very last choice. We must work to end war, and eliminate the root causes of crime.
Community Based Economy
Rather than people being subservient to the economy, the economy should provide for human needs within the natural limits of the Earth. Local self-reliance to the greatest practical extent is the best way to achieve this goal.
Gender Equality
The ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination and control.
is to be celebrated; the biological diversity of the Earth and the cultural, sexual, and spiritual diversity of the human race reflect strengths.
implies that people most affected by a problem must have the authority to solve it. Distant administrations cannot be responsive. Power must be returned to local communities.
Ecological Wisdom
is the recognition that whatever we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves.
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