Welcome to the green spirit community
Have you ever experienced a situation in nature when you suddenly and involuntarily had emotions of a startling intensity which you did not fully understand? Do you feel pain when you witness the destruction of nature? Have you ever felt a sudden burst of intense happiness and joy in connection with it, a feeling of oneness? Here are two examples:
“Suddenly a feeling of complete happiness enveloped me. There didn´t seem to be a separation anymore between me and the gently swaying grass..." DOLORES LACHAPELLE
“As I open my eyes, the peace and serenity of this wilderness settles around me like a comforting soft woollen cloak – I am home.” BILL PLOTKIN
We call these events spiritual encounters because the source of those sudden emotions is invisible. We call it a “Green Spirit” encounter and draw our values and ethics from these encounters. We believe in a new set of values with the protection of nature as the basis of all life at its centre.
We advocate an ethical model in which both people and nature have constitutional rights. A concept that promotes a true partnership with nature and takes sustainability into account at all levels: in legislation, jurisdiction and administration. This concept also includes a shift away from our current throwaway society and the introduction of a new economic model that takes the boundaries of our planet into account. We are very concerned about climate change (which should rather be called climate destabilisation) and the mass extinction of species. In true democracies, politicians follow the decisions of the electorate. They cannot lead their electorate in unwanted directions without losing their vote. So it is up to us to initiate the change. We are the generation(s) that have it in their hands. But not for much longer.
Help us build a new ethical force. We want to preserve our beautiful home, Planet Earth, for our children and future generations of all living beings. For all we know, there's only one garden planet in the known universe. Let us preserve its unique beauty.
Economic assumptions drive the choices of voters and the decisions of politicians. The global market does not reward the environmental benefits of a given product. If two products are equal in quality the market will always favour the product with the best price. But products which are manufactured without any concern for the environment or any protection of the people creating the product will always have a better price than those of companies which spent money on environmental protection and social benefits. In a global economy, the dirtiest company always wins.
Only international organizations with a strong regulatory body to protect the people and the environment can provide an acceptable and stable framework for markets. Unfortunately, our current oversimplified economic models have created a doomsday machine of limitless growth and consumerism. Valuable resources are turned into waste and discarded at an astonishing rate. Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth points the way forward to a completely new model of economics for the 21st century.
Our current ecological footprint is far too large. We must drastically reduce it if we don´t want to trample the garden we have inherited. As far as we know, there is only one garden planet in the known universe. Let us preserve its unique beauty and its sacred places.
Today we are scattered across political parties and diffuse in in our efforts to make the right ecological consumer choices. No one can survey the entire spectrum of sustainable goods and services and every day most of us make compromises. An alternative path in business and politics is possible if we share what we know and direct our business en masse towards better solutions.
We will only succeed in pushing for the necessary changes if we come together and join forces. We have to become visible.
But how can we become visible and join forces if we cannot recognize each other? Therefore, we need a symbol.
For this purpose we chose a green circle. A circle/cycle is a fundamental principle in nature. The circle surrounds the invisible, the Green Spirit. The Green Spirit Circle of people unites the hearts of those who love nature. Join the circle to save that which we love.