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EcoSMART Joins SafeLawns Movement

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ATLANTA, GA. — EcoSMART Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading producer of organic pesticides, and the only company that produces a complete line of EPA Exempt pesticides in the United States, announced today it is joining forces with the SafeLawns Foundation on a series of events to promote safer lawn and gardening in North America.

The founder of SafeLawns.org, the non-profit educational institution, said EcoSMART’s revolutionary weed killers, insecticides and fungicides offer an unprecedented opportunity for consumers and horticultural professionals.

“EcoSMART’S breathtakingly swift ability to obtain national distribution in just the past three years demonstrates that these products not only work safely as advertised, but that there is a considerable pent up demand for this kind of product,” said Paul Tukey, North America’s leading spokesperson for the organic lawn movement. “As someone who has spent the past two decades talking about the toxicity of many lawn and garden pesticides, I’m thrilled that this company has broken through a technological and manufacturing barrier. We will all be healthier for it.”

EcoSMART’s international team of scientists began formulating EPA Exempt “Minimum Risk” pesticides more than 15 years ago. Derived from food-grade ingredients that are clearly labeled on the packaging, the products are exempt from federal registration under section 25(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Atlanta-based company launched its retail line in 2009 and has been eyeing the SafeLawns movement ever since.

(left to right) Paul Tukey and Peter Wild of ArborJet with Steven Bessette, the founder of EcoSMART at the national Organic Night in 2010 in Dallas at the Garden Writers of America National Convention. (Cori Dimes photo)

(left to right) Paul Tukey and Peter Wild of ArborJet with Steven Bessette, the founder of EcoSMART at the national Organic Night in 2010 in Dallas at the Garden Writers of America National Convention. (Cori Dimes photo)

“We are proud to be working with Paul Tukey and SafeLawns Foundation, as we combine our passion and enthusiasm for safer pesticide alternatives,” said company founder Steven Bessette. “SafeLawns and EcoSMART are early pioneers in the natural pesticide movement, dating back almost two decades, and our collective message has been instrumental in offering consumers choices that allow them to be part of the solution to our environmental issues. We look forward to working with Paul and SafeLawns to educate consumers on the benefits of natural pesticide alternatives, which provide an unprecedented margin of safety for their families, pets and the environment.”

Among the initiatives of the partnership will be Lawn & Garden Pesticide “Summits,” which offer educational opportunities for consumers and professionals, as well as public awareness campaigns aimed at toxic pesticide reduction. For more information about these events, visit www.SafeLawns.org.

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With any questions, email Paul Tukey, Paul@SafeLawns.org or Jeff Avison, javison@ecosmart.com.

About The Author

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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