Show Bees Some Love

February 12, 2014 | By | Reply More

No strawberries, no chocolate, no honey — without bees Valentine’s Day just wouldn’t be the same.

Click on the image above to download and print your Valentine to Home Depot or Lowe’s

Bees pollinate two thirds of our global food crops and they are in trouble. Last year U.S. beekeepers reported 40-100 percent loss of their hives, and right now they are likely facing another winter of historic bee die-offs.

That’s why CFS has teamed up with Friends of the Earth, Beyond Toxics, Pesticide Action Network, Beyond Pesticides, Xerces Society, Credo Mobilize, SumOfUs.Org and others to ask Home Depot and Lowe’s to “show bees some love” and stop selling bee-killing pesticides and garden plants pre-poisoned with these harmful chemicals. Planting season is right around the corner, and we can’t let another year pass with Home Depot and Lowe’s selling “poisoned plants” with no warning to consumers.

Join thousands of people coast-to-coast to swarm Home Depot and Lowe’s stores the week of Valentine’s Day (February 10-16).

Neonicotinoid pesticides (also called “neonics”) are killing bees; that’s why Europe is banning them. Yet we found these bee-killing pesticides in more than half of the “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s — with no warning to consumers.

More than half a million people have signed petitions asking Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling “poisoned plants” and bee-killing pesticides, and we’ll be delivering these petitions with our partner organizations on Valentine’s Day.

Can you help ramp up the pressure? Pledge to take one simple action this week to save bees: Deliver our valentine to Home Depot and Lowe’s asking them to stop selling bee-killing pesticides.

Delivering a valentine is easy. Just download, sign and deliver it to your local Lowe’s or Home Depot store!

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