09 Feb

Tell Lowe’s to stop selling bee-killing pesticides


We still need your help to save bees!

This week, we’re joining with thousands of people all across the country to swarm Lowe’s and tell them to stop selling bee-killing pesticides.

We’re trying to collect 2 million petition signatures telling Lowe’s to help save bees. Will you join us?

Sign the petition today!


Help us reach 2 million signatures: Tell Lowe’s to stop selling bee-killing pesticides!

Dear The O’Leary,

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the bees need your help! Join people across North America in telling Lowe’s to show them some love and stop selling bee-killing pesticides.

Bees pollinate one out of every three bites of food we eat, but they are in big trouble. A large and growing body of science indicates that neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides are a central driver of global bee declines. Not only are these pesticides harming bees, but they’re harming everything from butterflies to earthworms to soil microbes, threatening healthy ecosystems and food production.

Despite this clear science, Lowe’s is selling products containing neonics and plants pre-treated with these bee-killing pesticides.

Join us to send this loud and clear message to Lowe’s: Show bees some love and stop selling bee-killing pesticides.

Last Valentine’s Day, over 30,000 people pledged to deliver valentines to Lowe’s and Home Depot stores with this message. After these actions, Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, took steps in the right direction by committing to work with its suppliers to find alternatives to protect bees and label all plants treated with neonics by the end of 2014. But Lowe’s stayed silent.

Over a million people have signed petitions, made calls and have taken action on social media asking Lowe’s to be a pollinator champion and stop selling “poisoned plants” and bee-killing pesticides. We are now in dialogue with Lowe’s, but the company has yet to make clear commitments to get these bee-killers off its shelves. So we’re working to ramp up the pressure and get another million signatures.

Help us reach 2 million signatures telling Lowe’s to stop selling bee-killing pesticides!

More than 15 retailers, nursery growers and landscaping companies across the country have taken steps to eliminate neonics from their stores. BJ’s Wholesale Club, with over 200 stores in 15 states, has committed to eliminate neonics — setting a clear precedent for other large retailers. Now Lowe’s, as the second largest home improvement chain in the world, needs to follow suit and do the right thing for bees.

Help us turn up the heat: Sign the petition today and tell Lowe’s to save bees!

For the bees, Tiffany Finck-Haynes and Lisa Archer, Food and Technology Program, Friends of the Earth

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