Principles and Values
1: WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE
We believe in the escalating use of nonviolent civil disobedience in order to create a world fit for generations to come.
2: WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY
To achieve system change, a significant percentage of the population will need to be mobilized. There is speculation that this percentage is around 3.5%. In Santa Cruz County, that is approximately 9000 people.
3: WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE
It is imperative that we create a culture that is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
4: WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND OUR TOXIC SYSTEM
As our movement grows, leaving our comfort zones will become more and more necessary.
5: WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING
We are not going to be perfect, but it important that we can learn from our imperfections.
6: WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE
This will involve working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
7: WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER
We believe in breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
8: WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
9: WE ARE A NONVIOLENT NETWORK
Using non-violent strategy and tactics is the most effective way to bring about change.
10: WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALIZATION
We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.