Values/Exercise 4

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Template:Note:This exercise is part of the process of creating our guidance documents (vision, mission, and purpose), and is not cast in stone as official policy.

Non-negotiables

This is the result of Shannon Binns, James Cowan, Jan Steinman, and Carol Wagner working through Exercise #4, Non-negotiables, from Template:Christian03, pages 49-50.

Must Haves

  • Permaculture
  • earth-centered
  • sustainable actions
  • egalitarian
  • consensus
  • organic
  • commitment to group process and growth as community
  • radical transparency
  • open door policy (elaborate?)
  • Template:Rosenberg03
  • sawdust toilets, humanure
  • fearless, yet careful
  • opportunities for all to support self and others in paths of NVC, compassion, and loving kindness
  • respect for others
  • responsibility and accountability
  • healing centre
  • physical and emotional health systems
  • efforts for complete (conflict) resolution
  • religious neutrality (no official or encouraged religion)
  • support for children and families
  • fair governance
  • south coast of British Columbia
  • recycling, composting, salvaging, and scavenging
  • fairness to animals
  • welcoming guests and family
  • goats and chickens
  • mindfulness
  • shared meals

Must Not Haves

  • tobacco habitual use
  • violence
  • illegal drugs (some debate)
  • long term debt
  • "high horse"
  • ego/arrogance
  • control/resistance
  • urban setting
  • blame/shame
  • defense oriented
  • survivalist
  • weapons
  • detached, non-clustered housing
  • strongly hierarchical
  • separation between clique or individuals
  • over capacity use of living and non-living resources
  • cows
  • horses

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