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Sponsor in the News

Our newest sponsor, Chickitty Doo Doo, has been kicking up a media storm during the past year. By converting a waste product into usable fertilizer, the Wisconsin company is being hailed as an environmental hero: http://www.chickitydoodoo.com/site%20pdfs/wsj_all.pdf www.greenbusinessinnovators.com/interview-chickity-doo-doo ...

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Interested in Showing Our Movie? Here’s What You Need to Know

We've been absolutely thrilled with the number of groups interested in showing our movie, A Chemical Reaction, about the first town in North America that ever banned lawn and garden pesticides. Given that, however, we need to clarify a few things: RELEASE TIMING — Right now, we are still limiting screenings to film festivals and selected private or semi-public events. Our goal is to build a buzz through hig ...

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Calling All Events

Do you have an educational event related to organic lawn garden or natural gardening? If so, please send them our way and we'll post them on the new calendar spot on our blog. ...

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Former Chemical Applicator Comes Clean

“What to hell was I thinking?” That was how a former kingpin of the chemical lawn care industry opened his interview with us this past week. Though we cannot divulge the name of the individual until later in 2010, he did consent to being filmed for the movie A Chemical Reaction. During December, his comments will be edited into the film in time for our flurry of spring screenings. “When I look back on it no ...

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Thoughts on Our Movie

As we prepare our media kit for the spring flurry of film festivals and other screenings of A Chemical Reaction, we had some fun pulling together some of the best quotes of the last few months: “Fascinating. Enlightening. Frightening. A Chemical Reaction kept my audience rapt with attention! This film should be required viewing.” — Greg von Hausch, Director, Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival “Paul ...

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Dr. Alan Greene’s New Book

Though the topic — children's nutrition — is a bit off topic for this blog, I still wanted to bring a new book to your attention. Feeding Baby Green, by Dr. Alan Greene, comes from a great friend of SafeLawns. Alan, one of the nation's leading pediatricians, appears several times in our movie, A Chemical Reaction. He told me about this book during our day of shooting last summer and the premise is fascinati ...

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Community Action Works: SafeLawns Helps Block Soil Drenching of Bee Killer

You may recall that SafeLawns took at leading role in Worcester, Mass., several weeks ago when government officials in that area were proposing to drench soil with the bee-killing pesticide known as imidacloprid. Those of us involved celebrated a victory today when this article appeared in the Worcester newspaper — stating that soil drenching is no longer an option: http://www.telegram.com/article/20091121/ ...

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France High Court: Monsanto Lying About Roundup Safety

Remember when the manufacturers of Roundup used to market the product as almost instantly biodegradable? They tried to tell us the Roundup would be virtually gone from the soil within a week. Recently, the highest court in France found the manufacturer, Monsanto, guilty of lying: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8308903.stm. The fine was a paltry $22,000, which I'm sure the company took as a joke. This mak ...

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2010 Movie/Speaking Schedule Rounding into Form

Now that I'm officially back in from the road for the remainder of 2009, it's time to focus on next year. Numerous details are still being worked out, but our 2010 spring schedule is taking shape nicely. In many cities, I'll be speaking about natural lawn care and landscaping and showing the movie. In others, we'll just show the movie and offer up a question-and-answer session thereafter. Please check back ...

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