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National Pesticide Forum Set to Convene in New Haven, Ct.

NOTE: SafeLawns members receive $10 off registration to this conference FROM BEYOND PESTICIDES With Members of Congress attempting to gut pesticide protections from the Clean Water Act and state legislators threatening to repeal Connecticut’s historic pesticide ban on school grounds, environmentalists from the Northeast and beyond are joining with researchers, authors, beekeepers, organic business leaders, ...

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Study Suggests Toxic Exposure Impacts Our Progeny

Here is a new study that suggests the environmental toxins we inhale, touch or ingest have the potential to harm not only our children, but also our grandkids, great great great grandkids: http://esciencenews.com/articles/2012/03/02/effects.environmental.toxicants.reach.down.through.generations ...

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Lawn Games For Life Debut Rousing at Philadelphia Flower Show

[caption id="attachment_4857" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Broad smiles and spontaneous laughter marked the debut of the Lawn Games for Life campaign presented for the first time by SafeLawns at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday night. These old-fashioned hoops (from Cooperman in Vermont) were a precursor to the plastic hula hoops that became popular in 1958. (Tony Cerveny photos)"][/caption] ...

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Fight is on to Save Connecticut’s Landmark Pesticide Bill

A group of community and health advocates and legislators will gather this Thursday, March 8, at 1 p.m. to draw attention to a bill in the state legislature that would revoke Connecticut's 2005 law that restricts the applications of pesticides on school grounds. "Connecticut's landmark law banning the use of toxic pesticides on elementary and middle school fields in Connecticut is in danger of being elimina ...

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Espoma Honored for Environmental Commitment

[caption id="attachment_4843" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="This is the original Espoma warehouse from 1929. (courtesy of Espoma)"][/caption] While an organic industry has literally grown up around it in the past quarter century, the oldest American company in the natural lawn and garden sector continues to be recognized for its innovative leadership. [caption id="attachment_4844" align="alignleft" ...

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Connecticut Firm to Develop New Tick Control

EcoSMART Tick Control Remains Best Currently Available Safe Product With gardening season seemingly breaking early in the Northeastern areas of the United States, tick control is once again front and center for homeowners and landscapers concerned about the lyme disease epidemic. News of a new organic tick control product out of Connecticut late last week sounded promising. However, the product — derived fr ...

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China May Say No to GMO Crops

Although the nation has a less-than-stellar environmental reputation in some circles, China had the environmental community applauding loudly this week with the announcement that the government proposes to ban genetically modified crops: http://ecowatch.org/2012/china-hammers-nails-into-the-ge-coffin/ ...

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New Book Celebrates Outdoor Childhood Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAG, TOSS & RUN: 40 CLASSIC LAWN GAMES PROMO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cac4kCAMm0w As children growing up on farms in rural Maine, Victoria Rowell and Paul Tukey say there were unaware of a social transformation that began in 1972 with the launch of the world’s first video game known as Pong. Forty years later the co-authors are bringing their memories to life with the publ ...

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Doctor: The Best Treatment for Pesticide Related Illnesses is Avoidance of the Toxins

[caption id="attachment_4826" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Dr. Alan Vinitsky, left, testifies on behalf of pesticide reduction during Monday's hearing. He was flanked by Joshua Kramer, a pesticide operator who spoke against the bill, and Janet Whitman, a local citizen who advocated for a ban that would extend to private property."][/caption] Among the presenters on Monday, Feb. 27, at a District o ...

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DC Considers Making Pesticide History

Bill Would Place Nation's Capitol at Forefront of Pesticide Reduction [caption id="attachment_4812" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="Dr. Jerome Paulson of the Children's National Medical Center testifies on behalf of pesticide reduction on Monday, flanked by Dr. Jennifer Sass of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Paul Tukey of the Safe Lawns Foundation on Monday. (Chris Weiss photos)"][/caption ...

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