Local Self-Reliance

  • New Brunswick communities must be in charge of their own destiny to the greatest extent possible. Resilient, sustainable communities require economies that meet local needs and are locally controlled, minimizing dependency on external forces.
  • Self-reliance and resilience is built on public assets placed in the hands of and dedicated to the service of local communities.
  • Local self-reliance is integral to the shift from a Consumer Society to a Conserver Society which respects the ecological and social limits of human production.