Manifesto for transformational sustainability – a work in progress.

Posted on November 10, 2016

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Transformational sustainability (in the style of the Agile Manifesto).  A work in progress… (updated)

If we wish to transform ourselves and society, we need to embrace…

1. Socio-ecological restoration over economic justification
2. Transformative system change over small steps to keep business as usual
3. Holistic perspectives over narrow focus
4. Equity and diversity over homogeneity
5. Respectful, collaborative responsibility over selfish othering
6. Action in the face of fear over paralysis or wilful ignorance
7. Values change over behaviour modification
8. Empowering engagement over imposed solutions
9. Living positive futures over bleak predictions
10. Humility and desire to learn over fixed knowledge sets.

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Original:

If we wish to transform ourselves and society, we need to embrace…

  1. Socio-ecological restoration over economic justification
  2. Transformative system change over small change for business as usual
  3. Holistic perspective over narrow focus
  4. Equity and diversity over homogeneity
  5. Respectful, collaborative responsibility over selfish othering
  6. Accepting ambiguity over paralysis or wilful ignorance
  7. Values change over behaviour modification
  8. Empowering engagement over imposed solutions
  9. Living positive futures over bleak predictions
  10. Desire to learn over fixed knowledge sets

That is, while we value the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

 

 

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