Welcome to the Capital District Greens website! The Capital District Greens are part of the international Green movement. The Greens have four basic principles: ecology; grassroots democracy; non- violence; and, social and economic justice. In the United States, this has been expanded to the Ten Key Values, which also include: decentralization; community economics; feminism; respect for diversity; personal and global responsibility; and, future focus.
For some background on us, please see our Introduction, legislative program and state platform and links below to state and national Green organizations. You can also fill out a survey to be involved with our legislative committee Green Legislative Survey
Listen to Eric Daillie's Green radio show every Wednesday morning at 7:00 AM on WRPI at 91.5 FM.Require Milk with BGH to Be Labeled (S5782) Call Sen. Majority Leader Joe Bruno - 455-3191
The rBGH labeling bill (S5782- Leibell, A 2668- McEneny) requires dairy products sold in New York State derived from cows that have been injected with rBGH to be so labeled. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) is a genetically engineered drug which increases the production of milk by cows. The U.S. is the only industrial country which allows milk with rBGH to be sold. Canada recently banned it, as did Europe; an official European Union report questioned its safety for cows as well as humans. Consumers in New York have a right to know what's in our milk. Dairy products produced using rBGH are being tested on the American population without having undergone long-term studies on their human adverse health effects. They contain elevated levels of IGF-1 (Insulin Growth Factor), a hormone which has been implicated in breast, prostate and colorectal cancer.
The next meeting of the Capital District Greens will be on the last Thursday of each month 7:00 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Ave, (above Lake / Washington Park) in Albany.
On November 3, 1998, the Greens became an official party in NYS by obtaining more than 50,000 votes for Al Lewis for Governor and Alice Green for Lt. Governor. You will be able to register as a Green beginning Jan. 1, 1999. See Green Party 98 Election Program, Campaign Media Releases and Save Our Children
See also our: Albany County Living Wage Campaign, media releases (on Iraq, death penalty, Interpower, etc.), and alerts (on Nuclear Waste Compact, AIDS Housing, USDA organic rules, North East Dairy Compact, BGH, municipal pesticide use, Nigeria and Shell, life insurance conversion).
For more information about the Greens contact Mark Dunlea, GreensNY98@aol.com (518) 286-3411). We are also organizing new local chapters in Schenectady County and Rensselaer County
Listed below are an assortment of links to issues we are interested in and groups we work with.
Last updated July 4, 1999.
to see resolutions for Aug. 7 state assembly, go to http://www.crisny.org/not-for-profit/greens/greenresolutions2.htm
for information of how to fill our Green Party nomination forms