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Ferguson Solidarity March

OCCUPY BOULDER      Protesters have been clashing with police in Ferguson Missouri since August 10th. The protesters gathered to demand justice for the street execution of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was gunned down by a white cop while holding his hands in the air. In the wake of this atrocity, another young  Read more »

Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release  June 20, 2014 Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Pollinators contribute substantially  Read more »

Link to Friends of the Earth National Report

Link to Friends of the Earth National Report The Friends of the Earth Report Report Gardeners Beware 2014: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers in the U.S. and Canada, tips for consumers and a complete list of the co-releasing organizations and cities where plant samples were gathered can be found starting  Read more »

Friends of the Earth News Release June 25th 2014:New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

Friends of the Earth News Release June 25th 2014 Contact:   Betty Ball, RMPJC (303) 444-6981; (303) 903-0412 New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers  across U.S. and Canada   Boulder, Colorado– Many “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) and Walmart (NYSE:  Read more »

Talking Points for Gardeners Beware 2014: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers in the U.S. and Canada

Talking Points for Gardeners Beware 2014: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers in the U.S. and Canada Top Line Talking Points A new study by Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute found 36 out of 71 “bee friendly” garden plants – 51% — contained neonic pesticides that are harmful  Read more »

Protect our Pollinators Press and Expert List

 Protect our Pollinators Press and Expert List National communications contacts:  EA Dyson, 202-222-0730, HYPERLINK “mailto:edyson@foe.org”edyson@foe.org   Stacy Malkan, 510-542-9224, HYPERLINK “mailto:stacydmalkan@gmail.com”stacydmalkan@gmail.com   Kate Colwell, 202-222-0744, kcolwell@foe.org   The following experts are available for immediate contact:  Lisa Archer, Director, food and technology program, Friends of the Earth, (510) 900-3145,  HYPERLINK “mailto:larcher@foe.org” larcher@foe.org. Lisa Archer works to  Read more »