I hate to ask you to turn your attention to something serious, drunkenly enthralled as you no doubt are with the awesomeness of your garden in May – but just for a second. Just long enough to ask you to pass along this information to any nonprofit or government group who may be interested in limiting the use of lawn pesticides.
Paul Tukey, the Safelawns rabble-rowser who's such a thorn in the side of Big Chem, has corralled 68 organizations already to sign a petition for Lawn Pesticide Awareness, naming a day in honor of the truly awesome Dr. June Irwin, shown right with Paul and director Brett Plymale. (Of the critically acclaimed "A Chemical Reaction".)
From Paul's newsletter:
Friday (May 8) Will be a historic day in the SafeLawns movement when dozens of North American health, environmental, farming and landscaping organizations proclaim Lawn Pesticide Awareness Day in honor of the 20th anniversary of North America’s first municipal pesticide ban and the doctor who helped make it happen
If you’re a member of a non-profit organization, consider having it sign on to the petition to make our planet healthier and safer for our children.
Here's the link to the terrifically entertaining story of June Irwin's successful campaign to ban the toxins that were making her patients sick – plus the list of signers so far. The Lawn Reform Coalition is there, of course.Posted by Susan Harris on May 3, 2011 at 4:34 am, in the category Uncategorized.