In order to transition from our current global paradigm and toward a post-capitalist future, we are called to shift away from materialist values;
to move from a human-nature relationship characterized by dominance to one of harmony;
to shift from money as the measure of success and wealth;
to prioritize the global community before the nation-state, the community before the individual;
to value above all else compassion, reciprocity, care, joy, mindfulness, self-reflection, self-reliance, awareness, artistic expression, non-linearity and plurality.
We must recognize the rights of all humans to quality housing, healthcare, education, food, and water, as well as the rights of more-than-human beings to flourish.
We must fully understand and acknowledge historic and ongoing systems of colonialism, slavery, marginalization, and exploitation; we must end colonial practices, empower long-marginalized and exploited groups, and redistribute access to land and resources accordingly.
We must move toward an ecology of reconciliation.
We must limit and remove corporate power; investments should be for the good of society rather than the accumulation of profit for the individual.
We must create small-scale, localized governance with a focus on inclusive community and self-sufficiency, while maintaining an open sense of place fully conscious of global relations.
Localized governance must prioritize bottom-up decision making, inclusive community planning, civic engagement, participatory democracy, transparency.
We must reinvigorate the public sector, refine our legal systems with public commentary and civic involvement.
Democracy must be instilled into all facets of society – socially, economically, and environmentally.
We must develop community programs aimed at fostering reconnection to self, other, and the natural world. We must alleviate social isolation, loneliness, and sense of disconnection.
We must place interconnection at the heart of all that we do.
Consumption should be limited and renewable.
Tax dollars should be re-routed toward education and planning rather than the military-industrial complex.
We must re-imagine and rebuild systems of education from early childhood through old age; education should be life-long and intergenerational.
Our systems of education should promote shifts from anthropocentric, self-centric, short-term, and economically driven thinking and toward holistic understanding of relationships and valuation of community.
Education should be holistic, care-based, accessible to all, and rooted in reconnections and understanding of consequences of our actions.
Education must include self-sufficiency training and re-establish local specialized trades and skills. Mentorship programs should be encouraged.
Nature-based education with a focus on shifting the human-nature relationship should be prioritized.
Everyone should be educated in the art and science of producing food; gardens and farms should be at the center of the home and the community. Everyone should grow food.
Communities must maintain control over their own food systems and should not rely on food produced by corporations.
Landscaping should be native and/or harmonious; agriculture should be regenerative.
Diets should be predominantly plant-based while meat consumption is reduced.
Permaculture principles should be implemented in ecological as well as social realms.
Cities and towns must be re-imagined and rebuilt to be people- and nature-based, rather than car-based; creative and accessible public transportation must be prioritized.
We must transition away from fossil fuels and divest in non-renewable resources.
Homes should be constructed of sustainable materials and heated and cooled utilizing appropriate technologies, such as living roofs and off-grid technologies. They should be no larger than necessary.
Public and under-used spaces should be re-imagined and re-conceived; edible landscapes, rooftop gardens, vertical balcony gardening, food forests, green city projects, and biomimicry should be prioritized.
A culture of waste must be eliminated by redistributing food and via efficient, accessible composting systems. Close-loop systems should create inputs from outputs. Cradle-to-cradle design and perspective should be employed at all times.
Communities should foster innovative home-owning programs, communal homesteads, and/or creative living arrangements to ensure adequate, enjoyable housing for all.
Non-monetary systems of exchange should be prioritized rooted in sharing rather than accumulation.
Internet space should be neutral and accessible to the benefit of all.
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