Free Movies: Enter our Facebook Contest
Did you know that SafeLawns now has a fan page on Facebook and that our film, A Chemical Reaction, also has an active page? To celebrate Earth Day and promote our Facebook presence, we’re offering a contest where you can win a free copy of the movie.
All you have to do is answer this question: “Why is living pesticide-free important to YOU?” Here’s a link to the contest (if you’re a member of Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Chemical-Reaction/194026585076?ref=nf#!/pages/A-Chemical-Reaction/194026585076?v=app_2347471856&ref=nf. Please log on and add your response and become a fan while you’re there.
Here are some sample responses thus far:
From Bev Veals
I am an advanced stage, two-time, 11-year breast cancer survivor. When I was growing up, my father used pesticides regularly in his greenhouses where we raised snapdragons as cut flowers. We were required to help work in the greenhouses daily. He used chemicals like Chlordane, Malathion, Diazinon, Aldicarb, Carbaryl, Atrazine, Glyphosate, Paraquat and Lindane… After fighting this disease for 11 years, and driving our family into financial ruin trying to stay alive and be well, I have come to the conclusion that I am collateral damage to the pesticide industries. My life is worth so much more than being a statistic no one cares to consider. Today, I have dedicated myself to our family being pesticide-free and letting my children know their lives are far too important to me than to wage profit margin over their future well being. I garden organically and have started a little organization called Project SafeYard. Everyone needs peace in knowing their kids are not rolling around in toxins when they go to a neighbor’s home to play. I believe each one can teach one about pesticides. And together, parents can reduce the supply and demand for these toxic chemicals.
From Sarah Langley-Sopchak
Living pesticide free is important to me because it is important to keep our world as safe as possible. Having studied ecology as an undergraduate, and then earning a masters in public health, with a concentration in environmental health, I understand how chemical use anywhere can impact life everywhere.
I have two small dogs and an 11 month old baby boy – the little green and white flags bring fear to my heart. I currenly live in “spray hell” – everyone sprays – I wish we could have a viewing of your film here. We need to change our ways.
The most important reason why we live pesticide free – we are Christian, and loving each other is the golden rule. Love each other by taking care of the one thing we all share – planet Earth.
From Erica Keeven
My child is the single most important reason for me to keep my home pesticide free. I love her and I want her to be healthy, I want my home to be healthy for her. I want to watch her grow up, I want to see her get married and most important I want to know that when she has babies she will pass on what I teach her about living a healthy life without the use of unhealthy products.