The Charlotte Area Green Party cultivates grassroots democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom and nonviolence in the Charlotte region and beyond. Greens around the region and the world are united by our Ten Key Values We are revitalizing our planet and our democracy without the corrupting influence of corporate and PAC money. Please join us!
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We do not support construction of new nuh7clear reactors as a means of addressing the climate crisis. Available renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions than nuclear power. The Charlotte Area Green Party has signed, as an organization, an important petition on the World Information Service on Energy (WISE) website concerning nuclear power and climate change.
Please visit Wise's partner, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, to read and sign the petition as an individual.
Green Party member, Alan Burns from Charlotte, joined Philippine Climate Commissioner Yeb Sano in Manila in September, beginning a 1,000 km "Walk for the Climate" the following day, culminating after 40 days in Tacloban on November 8th, the site where Typhoon Haiyan made landfall one year ago on that date. The walk was part of the Fast for the Climate's (FFtC) international movement initiated by Mr. Sano in 2014, and currently under the organization of Climate Action Network, of which Alan is the U.S. coordinator. Yeb Sano made headlines in 2014 when he commenced a 2-week fast during the COP-19 talks following news of Typhoon Haiyan.
See the archived reports of Alan's journey at The Lightning Rod.
The Monsanto Corporation is a top "corporate climate criminal" whose drive for profit and control of the global food system threatens food safety, biodiversity, and food sovereignty. Monsanto is the world's leading producer and proponent of genetically modified agriculture. Through aggressive purchases of seed companies, Monsanto is rapidly taking control of the world's seed supply.
In addition, Monsanto produces dangerous chemicals that poison communities, add toxics to the food supply and create 'super weeds' that require increased application of even more toxic herbicides. Monsanto also promotes farming practices that severely exacerbate climate change by requiring excessive water and energy, and promoting massive deforestation to provide land for genetically modified agriculture.
Monsanto uses its political connections and market power to intimidate farmers and create a near monopoly on seeds creating a fragile, homogenous food supply as well as to protect themselves from liability for their actions. As more information becomes available, it is clear that Monsanto's practices threaten the future of our ability to grow food and live healthy lives.
The 2012 campaign of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein broke records for the Green Party from coast to coast -- but she was not on the ballot in North Carolina! You can't register Green, you can't vote Green. It's time to get riled up about that, and then get it fixed. The North Carolina Green Party has launched an all-out push to get the signatures required to get the Green Party on the ballot in NC.
The Green Party does not accept corporate or PAC donations, and can not hire the armies of professional signature gatherers other third parties have used to get on the ballot in NC. This is a grassroots effort and we need your help.