Stop selling the bee-poisoning neonicotinoids

Goal: 150,000

Home Depot is considering taking bee-killing chemicals "neonics" off its shelves. This could be huge -- if Home Depot stop carrying the pesticides, it could start a snowball effect for rival stores like Lowe's to drop the bee-killing chemical too.

Bees are dying off around the world – last season, 37 million (!) died on a single North American farm. And scientists know why – the deadly neonics manufactured by Bayer have been found as the leading cause of death for bees in study after study. 

Saving the bees is vital for the survival of our food supply and our planet's future. This is why we are funding activist beekeepers to deliver petitions straight to the corporations' home turf next month. Can you add your name to our petition so the retailers can know that you are concerned about bees and their survival?

Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop stocking neonics.

Earlier this year, SumOfUs supporters called these retail giants to ask them to stop selling neonics. We have reasons to believe that due to our pressure, Home Depot are on the cusp of doing the right thing and taking the bee-killing chemicals off its shelves. We need to send a message to tip Home Depot over the edge, which would pressure their rival Lowe's to act as well. This is why we are heading to their annual general meetings to add additional pressure.

History shows that consumer pressure on retailers works. Europe's partial ban on neonics was caused by a huge movement that pushed some of the biggest retailers in the EU to voluntarily remove neonics from their shelves. If we can make sure that Home Depot and Lowe's drop neonics, smaller North American retailers are bound to follow. But, there is not a moment to lose. Please take action now to keep the pressure on Home Depot and Lowe's so we can protect our bees and our planet's future

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More information:

CNBC: Bee activists swarm Home Depot and Lowe's, 14 February 2014
The Independent: 'Victory for bees' as European Union bans neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for destroying bee population, 29 April 2013
Mother Jones: 3 New Studies Link Bee Decline to Bayer Pesticide, 29 March, 2013
 

 

Home Depot is considering taking bee-killing chemicals "neonics" off its shelves. This could be huge -- if Home Depot stop carrying the pesticides, it could start a snowball effect for rival stores like Lowe's to drop the bee-killing chemical too.

Bees are dying off around the world – last season, 37 million (!) died on a single North American farm. And scientists know why – the deadly neonics manufactured by Bayer have been found as the leading cause of death for bees in study after study. 

Saving the bees is vital for the survival of our food supply and our planet's future. This is why we are funding activist beekeepers to deliver petitions straight to the corporations' home turf next month. Can you add your name to our petition so the retailers can know that you are concerned about bees and their survival?

Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop stocking neonics.

Sign our petition to Home Depot, Lowe's and other retailers

Petition Text:


Stop selling bee-poisoning neonicotinoids."

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