About Us

The first four values are the fundamental values of the Greens: the Four Pillars. The other six values elaborate the Four Pillars. Green policy and action should include all Four Pillars to be truly Green.

1. Ecological wisdom
The Greens recognize that the Earth sustains all life forms. Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves.
2. Social justice
Greens find the worldwide growth of poverty and injustice unacceptable and are working for a world in which all can fulfill their potential regardless of their age, sex, race, citizenship, or sexual preference.
3. Grassroots democracy
The powerless suffer the most from resource exhaustion and toxic pollution. Greens believe in direct participation by all citizens in the environmental, political, and economic decisions that affect their lives.
4. Nonviolence
Greens reject violence as a way of settling disputes–it is shortsighted, morally wrong, and ultimately self-defeating. We are working to end war forever.
5. Decentralization
Power and responsibility must be restored to local communities, within an overall framework of ecologically sound, socially just values and life-styles.
6. Community-based economics
Greens seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the Earth, which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet, and is under democratic, decentralized community control.
7. Feminism
The Green movement is profoundly inspired by feminism. The ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination and control.
8. Respect for diversity
We honor the biological diversity of the Earth, and the cultural, sexual, and spiritual diversity of Earth’s people. We aim to reclaim this country’s finest ideals: popular democracy, the dignity of the individual, and liberty and justice for all.
9. Personal and global responsibility
Greens express commitment to global sustainability and international justice both through political solidarity and personal life-styles based on sufficiency and living lightly.
10. Future focus
Like the Iroquois Indians, 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.