Jason Angell is the Executive Director of the Ecological Citizen's Project, which builds ecological citizenship by growing citizen-led campaigns to produce a more just, healthy, democratic and sustainable way-of-life. Jason lives with his wife Jocelyn and two children on Longhaul Farm, where they practice sustainable living and agriculture. To learn more, visit www.ecologicalcitizens.org.
By Jason Angell, Open Democracy
I realize now that the path to social transformation is not a binary choice between personal or political change. We must live our political values within the daily routines of our personal lives and grow a new kind of politics that’s grounded in a higher quality of human relationships—unafraid of asking much more of us than our votes.