||We must operate human
societies with the understanding that we are part of nature, not on top
of it. This means we must live within the ecological and resource limits
of the planet, applying our technological knowledge to the challenge of
an energy efficient and sustainable economy.
||We must develop systems that allow us to controlthe
decisions that affect our lives. We must ensure that representatives will
be fully accountable to the people who elected them. Citizens must take
responsibility for their society by becoming active Public Citizens.
||We must respond to human suffering in ways
that promote dignity. We must encourage people to commit them-selves to
lifestyles that promote their own health. We must have a community controlled
education system that effectively teaches our children academic skills,
ecological wisdom, social responsibility and personal growth. We must resolve
personal and intergroup conflicts
without just turning them over to lawyers and judges.
We must take responsibility for reducing the crime rate in our neighborhoods.
We must encourage such values as simplicity and moderation.
||We must develop effective alternatives to
our current patterns of violence at all levels from the family and the
street, to nations and the world.
||We must reduce power and responsibility to
individuals, institutions, communities and regions. We must have a decentralized
democratic society with our political, economic and social institutions
locating power on the smallest scale (closest to home) that is efficient
|Community Based Economics
||We must design our work structures
lto encourage employee ownership
and workplace democracy. We must develop new economic activities and institutions
that will allow us to use our new technologies in ways that are humane,
freeing, ecological and accountable and responsive to
communities. We must establish some form of basic economic
security, open to all. We must restrict the size and concentrated power
of corporations without discouraging superior efficiency or technological
||We must replace the cultural ethics of dominance
and control with more cooperative ways of interacting. We must promote
the building of respectful, positive and responsible relationships across
the lines of gender and other divisions.
|Respect for Diversity
||We must honor cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual,
religious and spiritual diversity within the context of individual responsibility
to all beings. We must reclaim our country's finest shared ideals: the
dignity of the individual, democratic participation, and liberty and justice
|Personal and Global Responsibility
||We must be of genuine assistance
to grassroots groups in the third world. We must help other countries make
lthe transition to self-sufficiency
in food and other basic necessities. We must cut our defense budget while
maintaining an adequate defense. We must promote these ten GREEN values
in the reshaping of our global order. We must reshape world order without
creating just another enormous nation-state.
||We must induce people and institutions
to think in terms of the long range future, and not just in terms of their
short range selfish interest. We must encourage people to develop their
own visions of the future and move more effectively toward them. We must
judge whether new technologies are socially useful and use those judgments
to shape our society. We must induce our government and other institutions
to practice fiscal responsibility. We must make the quality of life, rather
than open ended economic growth, the focus of our future thinking.