Membership is open to people 35 and under who identify as Green. Green principles are generally known as “the four principles”:
- ecological sustainability
- social justice
- grassroots democracy
But this is merely the tip of the iceberg- for a full understanding of what it means to be Green, one and all should read the Global Greens Charter which is endorsed by GYG.
Additionally, the Global Young Greens are striving for the following principles on all levels (local, national, regional, global):
- Protection and restoration of the environment and respect towards animals
- Sustainable, equitable and just development
- Social Justice
- Grassroots, participatory and global democracy, and in particular empowering young people to participate and build more democratic societies
- Peaceful and non-military conflict resolution, arms control, disarmament
- Gender justice, empowerment of women
- Inter-generational justice, empowerment of youth and children
- Freedom from discrimination on any grounds whatsoever, and equality for all
- Empowerment of marginalised and disadvantaged people.
- Just globalisation and fair trade
- Personal freedom on the basis of universal human rights
- The right of all people to self-determination particularly indigenous people.