We have a vision of the future we want for our children and grandchildren. We want them to enjoy the same opportunities we had growing up, to explore the same beautiful natural environment we did, and to swim in the same clean rivers. We want them to dream bigger than we ever could, and to realise those dreams in an economy that’s sustainable and that looks after its people. We want to leave them a legacy that they can pass on to their own children one day.
But that’s not the legacy we’re building now
Right now, short-term gains are often given priority over our children’s futures. This year’s bottom line gets all the attention, and we're worrying about the immediate costs of doing more to address climate change. But we need to start thinking about the costs of not doing enough.
Our grandchildren are going to grow up in a very different world to the one we remember. But if we act now, together, we can choose how hard that world will be for them. The decisions we’re making now about climate change, the economy, our welfare system and environment will have an impact on generations to come. We’re at the tipping point, and we need to decide now what kind of legacy we leave for our children.
These are hard decisions. We want to make them together. The Green Party is proudly a party of the flaxroots, building decisions by consensus and crafting policies that reflect the long term interests of our members, our communities, our country and our future generations. But you don’t have to be a member to have a say in the discussion - we want to hear your voice, about how we can make a legacy we’ll all be proud to hand off to our children and grandchildren.
We’re building for the future, and I'd love to hear what you think about where we should be headed.
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