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The Most Important Day in Pesticide History? That Would be June 28

Today Marks 10th Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision Search on-line on one of those this-day-in-history lists and you won't find my nomination for the MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED on the 179th day of the year (not counting leap years). All sorts of other important stuff shares a June 28 anniversary. I didn't know, for example, that Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress on t ...

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Film, Panel Discussion to Focus on Pesticide Reduction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Doctor, Environmentalists to Talk Lawn Care on June 14 in Potomac, Md. [caption id="attachment_3492" align="alignleft" width="533" caption="Dr. Alan Vinitsky will be among the panelists at the June 14 event in Maryland."][/caption] POTOMAC, MD. — As May turns toward June the dandelions go to seed and the clover begins to flower on lawns across the Chesapeake Bay region. That inevitable ...

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Film: A Chemical Reaction & Discussion w/Paul Tukey, May 25th

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 6:30 PM, Cape Elizabeth Town Hall Paul Tukey’s award-winning 2009 documentary film, A Chemical Reaction, will be shown. It tells the compelling story of Hudson, Quebec, the first town in North America to ban lawn and garden chemicals. Mr. Tukey and other local natural lawn care experts will be present to discuss natural lawn care and hands-on environmental stewardship. The event is ...

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Growing Reaction

May 17, 2011 Langley Advance Growing reaction More and more communities are banning cosmetic pesticide use. Find out why. By Heather Colpitts The issue of cosmetic pesticides will be examined when the documentary A Chemical Reaction is shown at a special viewing May 18. The Canadian Cancer Society, in partnership with Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s School of ...

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British Columbia Poised to Turn Back Pesticides

[caption id="attachment_3227" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="The village of Sparwood welcomed lawn expert Paul Tukey with an electronic greeting spanning the town's entrance. "][/caption] After a whirlwind five-day tour that included more than 20 speeches, professional and homeowner training sessions, movie screenings and school assemblies, the Kootenay region of British Columbia in Canada appeared ...

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Taking Action in Your Community: Movie is Major Tool

"People were so enthralled, you could hear a pin drop . . . " "Seeing the film galvanized the people in the town to take action . . . " "If Canada can ban lawn chemicals, we should, and can, do it here, too . . . " THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THOUSANDS OF COMMENTS we have heard in the past 16 months since the film, A Chemical Reaction, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in Montreal. Director Bret ...

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Belfast Maine to Show A Chemical Reaction on March 1

In a fairly recent development, The Belfast Free Library in Maine has come to an agreement to host a screening of the film, A Chemical Reaction, and I'll follow up with a question-and-answer session about the pesticide issues presented therein. Here is a news article about the event: http://www.maineville.com/detail/166477.html ...

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Event Notes: Sarasota Tonight, Houston Next Week

Just a few days shy of the fifth birthday of the SafeLawns Movement (Feb. 27), our cause is chugging along. We were in Maryland this past Monday putting together the pieces of what we hope will one day become the largest organic lawn research project in the nation's history. We can't wait to tell you more about it. Tonight, our film, A Chemical Reaction, will be shown as part of the Precautionary Principle ...

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Guest Blog by Peter Kettenbeil: Banning the Film is ‘Unconscionable’

Peter Kettenbeil of Brossard, Quebec, is Vice Chairman of the Technology Transfer Committee of the Solar Buildings Research Network and consultant to numerous environmental projects. He submitted this guest blog on the subject of the Canada Blooms flower show voting to overturn its decision to screen the film, A Chemical Reaction. [caption id="attachment_2450" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="If you z ...

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Chemical Industry Convinces Toronto Flower Show to Ban Film

[caption id="attachment_2428" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A Chemical Reaction, a movie the chemical industry doesn't want you to see"][/caption] UPDATED AS OF 3:28 p.m. Dec. 1 TORONTO — Reaction to the news that Canada Blooms has opted to ban the film A Chemical Reaction has brought instant shock and even outrage from environmental supporters across North America. "I am disappointed that your sho ...

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