Nice going Eugene, Oregon…You are the leader in the effort to ban neonicontinoids from city properties.
This from John Jordan, Communication Director for Beyond Toxics:
Eugene’s City Council Wednesday night voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on city property. Council Resolution 5101 also expands the current Pesticide-Free Parks program and requires all city departments to adopt the same IPM standards and protocols as the City’s Parks and Open Space Division.
The Eugene City Council resolution, the only one of its kind in the nation, passed by unanimous consent in a council work session. The language of the resolution specifically includes a strong concern for children’s health as well as protecting bees and a host of other pollinators in Eugene’s environment.
Now if we could only stop selling neonics as well: but there are steps in the right direction. This past Monday, February 24, the Save Oregon Pollinators Act (HB 4139-3 amended) passed 27-2. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk where he…
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