There is a bee-killer on the loose and you can help lock it away.
Bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, but they are dying at alarming rates. A growing body of science shows that neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides are a key contributor to bee declines.
But Lowe's continues to sell neonicotinoid pesticides and plants pre-treated with them – with no warning to consumers.
This Halloween, tell Lowe's to give bees treats, not tricks, and take bee-killing pesticides and plants pre-treated with these harmful chemicals off their shelves.
Over a dozen retailers across the country recognize that neonics are a problem and are doing their part to start fixing it. Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, agreed to label all plants treated with neonics by the end of 2014 and is working with its suppliers on alternatives to protect bees. BJ's Wholesale Club, a store with over 200 stores in 15 states, eliminated neonics from its store. These stores demonstrate Lowe's can make the shift!
But Lowe's isn't listening to clear science or its customer base. Thousands of you have signed petitions, made calls and taken action on social media asking Lowe's to be a pollinator champion and stop selling "poisoned plants" and bee-killing pesticides.
We need your help to ramp up the pressure: Tell Lowe's to take the bee-killers off its shelves.
Just this week, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller said neonicotinoids are "the biggest threat to the structure and integrity of the ecosystem that I have encountered in my life, bigger than DDT."
Help to stop Lowe's from continuing to be a "Little Shop of Horrors" housing these bee-toxic pesticides – take action today.