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.
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.
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.
is the recognition that whatever we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves.