Our Values


1. Grassroots Democracy

Everyone has a voice and a say in how their community is run. Our work is about expanding ways and means of participation, increasing accountable and eliminating challenges.

2. Social Justice and Equal Opportunity

All people must have access to resources. We welcome all aspects of ourselves in our communities, organizations, and society at large. Any discrimination by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, or physical or mental ability that denies fair treatment and equal justice under the law is not representative of our values or our goals.

3. Ecological Wisdom

We fully understand and recognize that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. Ecological balance is most important to our communities and our planet.

4. Non-Violence

We work to demilitarize and prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction, staying aware of the intentions of other governments. Knowing that we may need self-defense, non-violence offers personal, community and global peace.

5. Decentralization

Restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a systemic oppression benefits the many instead of the few.

6. Community-Based Economics

People deserve to have the opportunity to develop and innovate an empowering, cooperative, and democratic economy. 

7. Feminism And Gender Equity

We support human values including gender equity, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty. We live with the understanding that our processes for determining our actions effect how we achieve our desired outcomes.

8. Respect For Diversity

We value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity. The diverse elements of society are key elements in our leadership.

9. Personal And Global Responsibility

 Peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet are the center of our global wellbeing.

10. Future Focus And Sustainability

Economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies must become sustainable, innovative, supportive of all communities, and offer long-term solutions in order to thrive.

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