Through verbal and written discussions, PASOP strives to initiate a serious, widespread dialogue regarding resource allocation and environmental protection as it relates to the nature of our social, moral, political and economic obligations to ourselves and our posterity.
This dialog must avoid antagonism, accusatory language, or unfounded proclamations. Rather, through courteous civil discourse, individuals and groups will examine these challenges with the seriousness they deserve.
The intent is to facilitate joint development of programs which protect our present welfare, while including a strategy for the long-term protection of posterity, as delineated in the U.S. Constitution and its Preamble.
2. Economic Analysis
To develop methods for long-term economic analysis that accurately reflect the relationship between effective environmental management and economic balance and stability.
To establish coalitions that include experts trained in ecology, economics, and other disciplines, who will refine and legitimize such methods.
3. The Role of Science
To establish as a critical part of our social and political paradigm a significant autonomous role for scientists, in the review and setting of policy and budgets, and the determination of the scientific veracity of new laws, regulations, ordinances, planning documents and political dynamics in general.
To engage in the education and support of all citizens, with special emphasis on youth, through development of educational tools, presentations, and activities, and to increase awareness of the role aboriginal indigenous peoples have had, and will continue to have in advancing the principles of sustainability and the protection of living systems, and to seek involvement by aboriginal indigenous peoples in PASOP endeavors.