You will need to develop a broad-based coalition if you are to succeed. Contact groups representing sportsmen, farmers, union workers, environmentalists, and socially responsible investors and don’t forget about groups that sponsor litter cleanups. The following is a list of all of the groups that the coordinators of the New York Better Bottle Bill campaign were able to recruit to their cause, which was no small feat.   This particular list numbers over 300!  Once again, however, a long list of supporters looks good on paper, but the strength of their support and their commitment of time and resources if far more important.

Endorsers of the Bigger, Better Bottle Bill [1]
(as of December 18th, 2003)

National, State & Regional Organizations

Adirondack Council

Adirondack Mountain Club

American Farmland Trust

American Littoral Society, Northeast Chapter

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Citizens' Environmental Coalition

Consumers Union-Consumer Policy Institute

Container Recycling Institute

Environmental Advocates of New York

Environmental Defense

GrassRoots Recycling Network

Great Lakes United

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater


Izaak Walton League of America

Kids Against Pollution

League of Women Voters of New York State

Long Island Neighborhood Network

Natural Resources Defense Council

New York League of Conservation Voters

New York Public Interest Research Group

New York State Greens

New York/New Jersey Trail Conference

People's Environmental Network of New York

Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks


Save the River

Scenic Hudson

Sierra Club

The Nature Conservancy

United States Lifesaving Association

Community Organizations

A Better Chance of Fayetteville-Manlius

Accabonac Protection Committee (East Hampton)

Alley Pond Environmental Center (Queens)

Astoria Residents Reclaiming our World (ARROW)

Babylon Village Earth Day Committee

Boquet River Association (Elizabethtown)

Broad Channel Civic Association

Bronx River-Sound Shore Audubon Society

Brooklyn Bird Club

Brooklyn Greens

Buffalo Coalition of Community Gardeners

Buffalo Organics

Center for Community Alternatives

Central Queens Green Party

Central Westchester Audubon Society

Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor

Concerned Citizens of Bensonhurst

Earth Day New York, Inc.

Earth Friends

El Puente

Environmental Quest, Inc. (Brooklyn)

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

Fire Island Year Round Resident Association

Four Point Rod & Gun Club, Inc.

Friends of Baiting Hollow Beach (Riverhead)

Friends of the Bay (Oyster Bay)

Friends of the Harbor (Port Jefferson)

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Green Party of Erie County

Group for the South Fork

Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester

Jamesville Positive Action Committee (JAMPAC)

Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc.

Land Restoration Project

Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference, Inc.

Manlius Library

Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition

Natural Resources Protective Association (S.I.)

New York City Audubon Society

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

New York City Waste Prevention Coalition

New York Katipunan Lions Club (Hollis)

New Yorkers for Parks

North Fork Environmental Center

North Fork Environmental Council

Organization of Waterfront Neighborhoods

O.U.T.R.A.G.E. (Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equity)

Patchogue Rotary

Pickit Up Long Island

Pomona Clean-Up Squad

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (S.I.)

Rockaway Beach Civic Association

Rockland County Conservation Association

Roosevelt Island Garden Club

Seatuck Environmental Association (Islip)

Seedcorn, Inc.

Sisters of St. Joseph (Syracuse)

St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Harlem)

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Port Washington)

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Coalition

Staten Island Citizens for Clean Air

Staten Island Friends of Clearwater

Staten Island Greens

Sterling Nature Center

Stop Polluting Orleans County (SPOC)

Suffern Civic Association

The Diving and Peoples Union (Yonkers)

Torne Valley Preservation Association

Town of Manlius Coalition

Tully United Community Church

Upper West Side Recycling

Utica Citizens' Action

WE CAN WESPAC Foundation (Westchester Peoples Action Coalition)

Elected Officials, Agencies & Advisory Boards

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Amherst Town Board

Auburn Mayor Melina A. Carnicelli

Brookhaven Town Supervisor John Jay LaValle

Cheektowaga Conservation Advisory Council

Cheektowaga Town Board

Chenango County Envl. Management Council

Cortland Common Council

Croton-on-Hudson Village Board

Erie County Legislature

Essex County Government Center

Evans Conservation Advisory Council

Huntington Town Board

Hyde Park Visual Environment Committee

Inter-County Association of Western New York

Kingston Common Council

Lackawanna Mayor John Kuryak

New Paltz Town Beautification Committee Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency

Orangetown Town Board

Otsego County Board of Representatives

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto

Putnam County Solid Waste Office

Riverhead Town Board

Rockland County Legislature

Rockland Co. Solid Waste Management Authority

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Schuyler County Legislature

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick R. Vecchio

Southampton Town Board

Suffolk County Executive Robert J. Gaffney

Suffolk County Legislature

Tompkins County Legislature

Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano

Woodstock Environmental Commission

New York City:

N.Y.C.Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Manhattan Borough President Virginia Fields

Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall

Staten Island Borough Pres. James P. Molinaro

Joint Task Force of the Mayor and City Council on New York City's Recycling Program

Community Board 1 (Staten Island)

Community Board 3 (Staten Island)

Community Board 8 (Manhattan)

Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board

Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board

NYC Citywide Recycling Advisory Board

Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board

Businesses, Labor Unions, & Professional Associations

Barbland Farms (Fabius)

Bottle and Can Redemption Association of New York State (BACRA)

Central City Bottle Redemption Center (Syracuse)

Educators for Gateway/United Fed. of Teachers Outdoor Environmental Education

Elementary School Science Association of N.Y.

Great Forest, Inc.

Haverstraw Marina

Laborers Local 108 (Recycling & General Industrial Laborers)

Local 338 Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union

M-T Net Company

Mason-Tenders District Council-PAC

Mirant Corporation

Mountaintown Spring Water (New Paltz)

New York Farm Bureau

N.Y.S. Association of Recycling, Reuse and Reduction (NYSARRR)

Public Employees Federation, Division 169

The Sagamore (Bolton Landing)

Willows Yacht Club

School and Youth Groups

4-H Clubs of Rockland

Boy Scouts of America Troop 8 (Huntington)

Boy Scouts of America Troop 142 (Bayside)

Boy Scouts of America Troop 284 (Hollis)

Cub Scout Pack #88 (Piermont)

East Hampton High School

Girl Scouts Council (Setauket)

Haverstraw Middle School

High School for Environmental Studies Recycle Club (NYC)

Holy Family School (Camillus)

Mattituck High School

Maynard High School

Public School 280 (Bronx)

Quest School

St. Joseph Hill Academy High School (S.I.)

St. Joseph Youth Group (Spring Valley)

Students Against Animal Violations and Exploitations (SAAVE) (N. Rockland H.S.)

Suffolk County Girl Scout Troop 1522

West Genesee CSD Marching Band

West Genesee Varsity Lacrosse

Wheatley Environmental Action Committee (Roslyn Heights)

William Cowper I.S. 73, Class 872 (Maspeth)

Campus Groups

Access Disability Awareness (SUNY New Paltz)

Activities Programming Council (Queensborough Community College)

African Descendents Organization (Hunter College)

AIDS Task Force at SUNY Purchase

Alpha Phi Omega (Hunter College)

Alpha Tau Freshman Honor's Society at Stony Brook

Alternative Clinic at SUNY Purchase

Animated Perspectives at Stony Brook

APSU at SUNY Cortland

Arab Club (Hunter College)

Art Club (Nassau Community College)

Asian American Student Alliance (Hunter College)

Asian Club (Pratt Institute)

Asian Students in Action (Hunter College)

BASIC at SUNY Cortland

Biology Club (Hunter College)

Biology Club (SUNY New Paltz)

Black Student Union (SUNY New Paltz)

Caribbean Students Union (Hunter College)

Cartoonist Club (SUNY New Paltz)

Catholic Campus Community (Nassau Community College)

Chi Alpha Christian Club (Queensborough Community College)

Chinese Christian Fellowship (Hunter College)

Circle K (SUNY Cortland)

Club Lacrosse Team (SUNY New Paltz)

College of Staten Island Dance Club

College of Staten Island Student Government

College Student Involvement Club (College of Staten Island)

Community of Hunter for Environmental Sustainability

Commuter Students Association (SUNY Purchase)

Computer Science Club (College of Staten Island)

Cortland Against Another Rape (CAAR)

Creative Writing Club (Nassau Community College)

CSTV-60 at SUNY Cortland

D.I.V.A.S. (Hunter College)

Daughters of Afrika (Hunter College)

Delta Delta (College of Staten Island)

Dominican Perspective Club (Hunter College)

Economics and Finance Society (College of Staten Island)

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (SUNY Stony Brook)

Focus on Women and Diversity (SUNY Stony Brook)

French Club (Nassau Community College)

Future Teachers' Association (Queensborough Community College)

Future Teachers' Club (Nassau Community College)

Gay Men's Alliance (Hunter College)

Gender Equality Organization (Hunter College)

Geography Club (Hunter College)

Golden Key Honor Society (Hunter College)

Habitat for Humanity (SUNY New Paltz)

Haitian Students Association (Hunter College)

Hillel (College of Staten Island)

Hillel (Queensborough Community College)

Hillel (SUNY Cortland)

Hillel (SUNY New Paltz)

Hillel (SUNY Purchase)

Hip Hop n' Reggae Club (College of Staten Island)

Hola Club (Queensborough Community College)

Hunter Campus Ministry

Ice Hockey Club at SUNY New Paltz

IEEEE (SUNY New Paltz)

International Students Association at SUNY Purchase

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (Hunter College)

Latino Week (SUNY New Paltz)

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Alliance (SUNY Stony Brook)

Lesbians Rising (Hunter College)

Math and Computer Science Club (Queensborough Community College)

Multicultural Club (Nassau Community College)

Musicians Guild (SUNY New Paltz)

Muslim Student Association (College of Staten Island)

Muslim Students Association (SUNY New Paltz)

Nassau Community College Outing Club

Nassau Community College Students for Egalitarian Society

National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws at SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz Fencing Club

Newman Club at SUNY Cortland

Nursing Students (Queensborough Community College)

Olivetree Review (Hunter College)

Organization of Unique Individuals (College of Staten Island)

Parnasus (SUNY Cortland)

Philosophy Club (SUNY New Paltz)

Philosophy Society at SUNY Purchase

Photovibes (Hunter College)

Political Science Club (SUNY New Paltz)

Political Science/Pre-Law Club (College of Staten Island)

Pratt Christian Fellowship

Pratt Fashion Society

Pratt Institute Student Council

Pratt Radio, WPIR

Pre-Graduate Resource Center (Hunter College)

Pre-Medical Club (Hunter College)

Pre-Medical Club at SUNY Purchase

Pre-Medical Society (College of Staten Island)

Psychology Club (Hunter College)

Purchase Chemical Society

Purchase Environmental Society

Queensborough Community College Student Association

Queer Student Union (SUNY New Paltz)

Queers United Against Social Injustice (QUASI) (Hunter College)

Rockland Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Salsa/Mambo Club (Hunter College)

SEEK Excellence Club (College of Staten Island)

She said She said at SUNY Cortland

Ski Club (SUNY New Paltz)

SLAM! (Hunter College)

Snowboarding Club

Social Change for Women (SUNY New Paltz)

South Asian Cultural Club (College of Staten Island)

Sports Management Club (SUNY Cortland)

Student Art Alliance (SUNY New Paltz)

Student Coalition for Animal Rights (SCAR) (SUNY New Paltz)

Student Government Association at SUNY Cortland

Student Political Science Association (Hunter College)

SUNY Cortland Education Club

SUNY Cortland Sociology/Anthropology Club

SUNY Players (Cortland College)

SUNY Stony Brook Benedict Hall Legislature

SUNY Stony Brook Center for Women's Concerns

SUNY Stony Brook Honors College

SUNY Stony Brook Society of Women Engineers

SUNY Stony Brook Students for Choice

SUNY Stony Brook Swimming and Diving

Synthesis Club

T.A.F.K.A., Etc. (Hunter College)

Take Back the Night (SUNY New Paltz)

The Cycle Feminist Magazine (Purchase College)

The Fahari (SUNY New Paltz)

The Film and Video Society of Hunter College

The Up Top Players (Pratt Institute)

Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity (Pratt Institute)

Undergraduate Anthropology Club of Hunter College

United Nations Student Association (Hunter College)

University at Albany Recycling Coalition

Vegetarian Club (Hunter College)

Vignette Student Newspaper (Nassau Community College)

Voices of Unity Gospel Choir (SUNY New Paltz)

WFNP "The Edge" Radio (SUNY New Paltz)

WHCS Radio (Hunter College)

Women of Color at SUNY Cortland

Women's Student Association (Nassau Community College)

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[1]Endorsers of a "Bigger, Better, Bottle Bill" support expanding the Bottle Bill to include non-carbonated beverages and requiring that unclaimed deposits be returned to state or local governments to fund environmental programs. Some groups also support increasing the deposit to ten cents. Groups and government entities listed do not necessarily endorse specific legislation.

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