Living within Our Ecological Means
- Humanity and all other species are an integral part of the Earth's biosphere. The Earth's ability to provide resources and energy to meet human demands and to absorb our waste and pollution is limited. Our primary responsibility is to learn to live within the ecological and resource limits of the planet, providing for the needs of all people, while not threatening the existence of other species and future generations.
- We seek a shift from today's Consumer Society based on perpetual growth to a Conserver Society based on ecological and social sustainability.
- Because our knowledge is limited, we must take the path of precaution in order that life is not jeopardized and ecosystems are protected.
- New Brunswickers have a right to healthy air, safe water and a wholesome food supply; a right to know when these are threatened or have been compromised; and a right to participate in decisions that have the potential to do harm to people and ecosystems.