Our Ten Key Values
We are committed to ending the destruction of the environment by taking positive action in our personal lives as well as in our communities: by reducing waste, by recycling, by responsible land use, by sustainable agriculture, by using non-polluting renewable energy, and through careful resource usage. Our relationship to the environment mirrors our relationship to one another.
The world’s military machines must be dismantled and a new respect for people and their cultures must arise so that they can control their own lives. World peace demands a fairer allocation of economic and social resources. We must transform the obsession with military domination, excessive material consumption, and the exploitation of the environment into a genuine commitment for universal education, universal healthcare, and the preservation of the environment.
We seek to encourage informed and active participation of all people in decisions that affect their lives. This must include political, social, economic and environmental issues. Greens believe that all people have a genuine contribution to society. We want greater sharing of wealth and resources and less concentration of riches. We are committed to economic alternatives that meet the financial and social needs of all people. We will work for greater self-sufficiency through economic initiatives, relying on local resources, local people, and appropriate technology.
All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and homophobia, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
Power and responsibility must be restored to local communities within an overall framework of ecologically sound and socially just values
We seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the Earth which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet, under democratic, decentralized control.
The Green Movement is profoundly influenced by feminism. The ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination and control.
Respect for Diversity
Greens honor the biological diversity of the Earth and the cultural, sexual, and spiritual diversity of Earth’s people.
Personal and Global Responsibility
Greens express commitment to global sustainability and international justice through political solidarity and in personal lifestyles based on sufficiency and living lightly.
Like the Iroquois Nation, Greens seek a society where the interests of the seventh generation are considered equal to the interests of the present. We must reclaim the future for ourselves and our children.