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32nd New Jersey Town Restricts Pesticides

I hope the rest of the nation is taking note. As chronicled by our friends at Beyond Pesticides, another New Jersey town is taking the proactive step of banning lawn and garden pesticides around schools and daycare centers: www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=2570. No matter where else you live in the country, please take this information to your municipal leaders and get them to pay attention! ...

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New Lawn Seed Mixes Show Promise

This article by the local Houston, Texas, newspaper, cites some interesting lawn statistics and potential solutions: http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-4487369/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLmNocm9uLmNvbS9+ci9ob3VzdG9uY2hyb25pY2xlL3RvcGhlYWRsaW5lcy9+My9uZm9SVV9PVEliQS82Njg1ODI5Lmh0bWw= ...

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Three Florida Screenings

[caption id="attachment_511" align="alignnone" width="720" caption="In a scene from A Chemical Reaction, Paul Tukey interviews Dr. June Irwin, the woman who launched the anti-lawn pesticide movement in North America."][/caption]We are thrilled to announce three Florida screenings for our film A Chemical Reaction that will keep us hopping around the state for almost a full week of early November. ORLANDO — W ...

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Good Company

Thanks to Creative Loafing for this neat little plug. It puts our movie in good company: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2009/10/07/new-eco-documentary-a-chemical-reaction-the-story-of-a-true-green-revolution/ ...

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Industry Vows to Fight Pesticide Bans

Just as we met yesterday with several motivated stakeholders who would like to bring Canada's pesticide ban to their province, an article posted on the newswire that comes as no surprise: the green industry will fight to keep pesticides available in British Columbia. The industry's fight includes a call to sign an on-line petition. But we're going to fight back with screenings of our movie, A Chemical React ...

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Sun Valley Lives Up to the Hype

Ernest Hemingway, it turns out, had a knack for finding the best places in America. The author was among the first A-list celebrities to discover a magical area of Idaho known as Sun Valley. I hadn't been there until this past weekend when the Sawtooth Botanical Garden invited me to talk about organic landscape principles, and also to screen the film A Chemical Reaction. With only five inches of annual rain ...

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Activist Rails Against Pesticides in the Park

Here's an article that appeared today in a New York newspaper. Voices like this one are the kinds of things that spur public dialogue. By ISABEL VINCENT, The New York Post Central Park may be hazardous to your health. So says a personal trainer and environmental activist who’s enlisting some of his clients to pressure the Central Park Conservancy to stop using pesticides. “One of the most insidious things a ...

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Fall Leaves: Part III

Given the disdain that most people feel for raking, the power equipment industry has offered up a vast array of options that, at least ostensibly, are supposed to make the task easier. I can tell you from experience that most blowers and suction systems won’t save you a minute — and that all of them are worse for the planet, for your wallet and waistline. Having said that, here are some options to consider ...

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