Building a Sustainable Future

Policy Document of the Green Party of Ontario

I still love the conservation village site plan, pulled it out of the document and it is available here

Part 1 of 3 of BASF includes a primer, written by Bill Darfler, Bill went on to be a producer for TVO. The definition of sustainability was long advocated and written about by Mike Nickerson. Mike lives in an ecological village he established in the Lanark highlands.

The deep ecology work draws upon the writings of David Orton who was championed within the Green Party by Ian Whyte. Ian went on and founded the peer reviewed journal The Ecological Citizen

Building a sustainable future includes summaries of the values of the Green Party; Non Violence, Deep Ecology, Social Justice, Participatory Democracy, Spirituality and Feminism.

Part 2 of 3 was the result of many years of work by myself and others, the process involved input from members, discussion at chapters, resolutions at meetings, discussion, and finally acceptance but usually more discussion and then acceptance

It includes plan for a sustainability village which was the brain child of Susan Fisher that was actually built by the Ontario Provincial government in the Sandy Hill area of Ottawa.

Section 3 includes the constitution at the time, how to run a conference, the officials, the chapter contacts, a form for suggesting policy changes, how to give money, and closing remarks.

This is all historical stuff now, the Green Party of 2021 is very much different from the Green Party of 1993 and rightfully so. The old chapter based party was not a dream but an organizational navel gazing nightmare and I am proud to say I had something to do with its reorganization. Out with the old and in with the new.