Boxing the compass is a sailor’s exercise where all 32 points of the mariner’s compass are named in clockwise order starting from North. On board ship it is essential for everyone to be using the same technical language without pause for thought in order to communicate essential information.
As Greens we occupy a unique position philosophically, socially and politically. The green movement itself can be a broad church encompassing different, and sometimes conflicting, points of view. Over time the movement has altered direction in response to changing emphasis on different aspects of the underlying philosophies.
We too need ways to describe our individual and collective position and direction of travel.