Inspired by a visit to Casa Verde, in Colorado Springs, Colorado!
1- We make our decisions as equals, by consensus. We work to incorporate all members’ desires into our decisions.
2- We value the integrity of the earth. We plan, build, and live with attention to ecological sustainability. We conserve resources and recycle all that we can.
3- We value inclusiveness in matters of race, ethnicity, spirituality, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation.
4- We value trust. We are willing to trust each other and aspire to be trustworthy.
5- We value healthy lifestyles.
We keep our common areas free of harmful and/or illegal products including firearms, tobacco products and smoke.
6- We value conflict resolution that is nonviolent, positive, respectful, and fair to all.
8- We value kindness and respect in thought, word and action. We listen and strive to understand. We forgive mistakes.
9- We value a neighborhood environment that is safe at many levels: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. We work to make our community a safe place where children and people of all ages are nurtured and protected.
10- We value fun and good food.
11- We value order. We strive to practice self-discipline, self-awareness, and self-responsibility.