Pledge to Help Bees this Valentine’s Day!
Love food? Love flowers? Then we need your help to deliver a “Give Bees Some Love” Valentine’s Day card to your local Home Depot and Lowe’s Stores!
A new study co-authored by the Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute found that seven out of 13 samples of garden plants purchased at top retailers in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis contain neurotoxic pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
Neonics, made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta, are the fastest-growing class of synthetic pesticides. They’re also linked to the mass die-off of honeybees.
Please sign up to deliver a Valentine asking your local Home Depot and Lowe’s stores to “show bees some love” and stop selling bee-killing pesticides and garden plants pre-treated with these pesticides!
How do we get bee-killing plants out of garden centers? We started by asking the CEOs of two of the largest national chains—Home Depot and Lowe’s—to stop selling them. More than 500,000 people have signed petitions, including almost 75,000 who have signed the one started by OCA.
But it seems we haven’t yet caught their attention. So the OCA is joining with other organizations, from all over the country, who are asking activists to swarm their local Home Depot and Lowe’s stores Valentine’s week (February 10th-16th).
The week before the week of action we’ll send you a follow-up email with the Valentine card and a step-by-step guide for taking action. If you can’t visit a store, please call your Home Depot and Lowe’s and ask them to stop selling bee-killing plants. And don’t forget to post on their facebook pages!
We’re also planning major demonstrations, on Feb. 12, in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Eugene, Ore., Chicago and Washington D.C. Stay tuned for more details!
Thanks for taking action!