JUNE 25th, 2014- Save the Bees: Help Protect Pollinators From Pesticides

25 Jun

JUNE 25th, 2014

6pm

St. Augustine Amphitheater, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Environmental Youth Council has partnered with Susan Kegley, Pesticide Research Institute, and Friends of the Earth on an updated study on Neonicotinoid pesticides.  Neonics are among the most widely used insecticides in the world. They kill bees and pollinators.
The test results will be released nationally on Wednesday, 25 June, 2014.  EYC is hosting an event at the Amphitheater that night: a press conference, a short video produced by EYC, and a reception with beer, biscuits and honey.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Entire populations of bees and other insects that pollinate the plants that surround us are being wiped out by a dangerous pesticide — and we need your help to stop it.

“Neonicotinoids” are synthetic pesticides that are taken up through the roots and leaves of plants; their poison makes it into pollen and nectar as well. Right now pollinator-friendly plants are being treated with these chemicals and sold in retail garden centers like Lowe’s without any warning labels. This means that when you plant a pollinator-friendly garden, you may actually be signing these critters’ death warrants instead of helping them survive.

The Center for Biological Diversity is partnering with Friends of the Earth, Pesticides Research Institute, the Environmental Youth Council and others on a campaign to pull these tainted plants from retail shelves.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 25 in St. Augustine, Fla. for a free event detailing just how big this problem is — and what you can do to help solve it. We’ll be releasing a new report, premiering a short film, presenting an example of a healthy pollinator garden, and hosting a reception featuring music and samples of local honey.

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