Since green politics emerged as an ideology, it has been defined by a few key green principles. The German Greens drafted the earliest statement of this kind, called the Four Pillars of the Green Party. The Four Pillars have been repeated by many green parties worldwide as a foundational statement of the green ideology:

* Ecological wisdom
* Social justice
* Grassroots democracy
* Nonviolence

In Canada.

Mondragon Cooperative in Spain.

Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem

the Transition Network supports towns, villages and cities to work toward an energy decent action plan, based on Peak oil or global warming if you want to look at it that way and not bicker about weather or not we are in trouble. The thing to do now, is slow down, and grow more now, or grow slow now according to Permaculture. Why work at jobs we hate just so we can have a very expensive holiday, then get back to our terrible unhealthy lives. If we all get our feet in the soil, or support good, low impact solutions, then we can and will survive. But if you burn the candle at both ends, then burn baby burn and let the rest of us embrace water and flourish.