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Spark the Anti-Pesticide Crusade in Your Town


This year has been nothing short of extraordinary in terms of expanding the awareness of the dangers of lawn and garden pesticides such as weed and insect killers. From statewide legislation in New York, to more provincial bans in Canada, to municipalities across North America debating pesticide reduction strategies, the SafeLawns movement anticipates even more momentum in 2011.

Brett Plymale’s documentary film, A Chemical Reaction, has been no small part of that process. The story about the impact of Hudson, Quebec, the first town in North America to ban lawn and garden pesticides, has inspired thousands of people to take up the debate in their communities. Sensing that spring is not far off, many folks have been asking about how to get involved. Scheduling a screening of the film, or perhaps an educational lecture, is a great way to start.

Here is a rundown, originally published last spring, about how to get started:

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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