This poem summing up the ethos of the Green Collective was published in the final issue of the Collective Mailing winter 1988-89.
A good collective
is - extatic, pneumatic, erratic,
has bats in its attic,
is - electric, eccentric, eclectic,
never misses a trick,
is - dynamic, anti-cyclic, anti-panic,
perseveres, through thin and thick,
is - organic, pranic, magic,
fits every Tom, Harry and Dick,
(also Sue, Diana and Vic),
A good collective sometimes flies,
Stays with it when grounded,
A good collective dots its eyes
And knows when it's surrounded,
A good collective sees and hears and smells and knows it,
A good collective has a nose and when it runs it blows it,
A good collective laughs and cries,
A good collective never dies.
A GOOD COLLECTIVE NEVER DIES.
Long live the Green Collective.