After all, Greens aren't brought together by constitutional questions, and we don't tend to get fired up over flags and national identity.
We're in politics to work for a fair and sustainable society. How would independence achieve that?
Well, it offers no guarantees. Scotland has many people who want to close the gap between rich and poor, but it also has plenty of people still wedded to the free market mentality which has let it grow so wide.
Scotland has huge renewable energy potential, but still remains dependent on fossil fuels, and plenty of politicians remain cosy with the fossil fuel industry, including the First Minister himself.
But what independence does is to open up the possibility of change in a way which a No vote cannot do.
Many Greens who devote their energies to trying to achieve political change within the UK instinctively see the appeal of independence, and the chance to develop a political culture of our own.
They see this because the UK itself, and its political institutions, are so tightly bound to the economic system which we're trying to change. It's not just wealth which is chronically unequal in the UK, it's power too.
Naturally if there's a No vote next year I'll re-double my efforts to achieve the change that's needed both in Scotland and in the UK.
Many of the inspiring and creative ideas which are coming forward in the independence debate have relevance under devolution as well as independence.
But making that case for real change in our society would be so much harder inside the UK, with the dominance of status-quo political parties and the rise of the nasty, xenophobic UKIP pushing them even further to the right.
There are those in Scotland, including many on the left who I like and respect, who say that by choosing independence we'd be abandoning others, and undermining the solidarity between people in Govan and Grimsby or Sighthill and Salford (this argument usually involves alliteration).
I believe, and many south of the border agree, that by doing things differently in Scotland and showing that a better society and a fairer economy are possible, we'd be doing just the opposite.
We'd be giving leadership within these islands and providing inspiration to those working for change elsewhere.
A Yes vote next year could be just the catalyst that's needed, opening up the chance not only to transform Scotland for the better, but to challenge the forces holding back the tide of change in the rest of the UK as well.