Green Party Policies for Worcester
The Green Party offers a different approach to the other main political parties. At the heart of all Green Party policies is SUSTAINABILITY. This means … meeting everyone’s basic needs (for safe food and water, clean air, housing, energy, education, work and play, caring for each other) without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This won’t be easy, but it can be achieved if people and their Governments work together.
Locally, nationally and globally, other parties have allowed public services to deteriorate, the gap between rich and poor to increase massively, and the natural environment to be ruined in pursuit of profits and economic growth. The Green Party aims to address the root causes of these problems, rather than simply tinkering with the symptoms. Their approach looks beyond the short term and single issues, to offer a coherent long-term strategy for a sustainable future.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT in decision-making stands at the very heart of Green politics. In today’s globalised society, too much power lies in the hands of big business, financial institutions and central governments. Greens believe that if local people have control over what happens in and to their own communities, then decisions will be made which are fairer and more sustainable.
The Green Party believes that economic activity should be LOCALLY BASED. As far as possible, companies should be locally owned and run, and goods and services should be traded locally. Benefits will include cleaner production processes, less need for long-distance transport of goods, more local jobs, and more money circulating locally instead of being sucked away by multinational companies.