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Roadside Spraying: Unfettered Poisoning or Necessary Cosmetics?

From Maine to California, Florida to Hawaii, a debate about the home use of lawn and garden pesticides is brewing, if not already raging. Fortunately, in most cases, people can make their own decisions. When it comes to spraying along highways, waterways, railroad tracks and everyday byways, that choice belongs to someone else. Municipal workers are putting the stuff down; elected officials are paying the b ...

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Lawn Watering: More Environmentally Damaging Than Mowing?

With California still mired in a drought of historic proportions, a writer for the Orange County Voice newspaper called this afternoon to talk about the environmental impact of watering all those emerald lawns. Sara Mosko's has been quantifying all the energy it takes in the form of electricity to pump water from the north part of the state to southern areas and she has been stunned by her findings. We talk ...

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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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