The Green Vision

The Green Party and Movement is based upon the principles of participatory democracy, social and economic justice, nonviolence and ecological sustainability. These principles are referred to as the Four Pillars. Over the years, these basic principles have been expanded upon into what we now call the Ten Key Values. The first four of the 10KV are the original Four Pillars.

ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY
Greens recognize that the Earth sustains all life processes. Whatever we do to the web of life we do to ourselves.

NONVIOLENCE
Greens reject violence as a way of settling disputes. We are working to create a world where war is obsolete; a peaceful world, free of obsession with military domination; a world where economic and social resources are fairly allocated.

GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY
Greens believe in direct participation of all people in social, economic, and environmental decisions that affect their lives.

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Greens 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, & appropriate technology.

DECENTRALIZATION
Greens work to establish power and responsibility within local communities in an overall framework of ecologically sound and socially just values.

COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMICS
Greens seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the Earth; an economic system which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet, under democratic, decentralized control.

FEMINISM
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 and all its people.

PERSONAL AND GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
Greens are committed to global sustainability and international justice through political solidarity and through personal lifestyles based on sufficiency as the principle for living on the Earth.

FUTURE FOCUS
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 our children.

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