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Co-FounderGetting Rid of Urban PesticidesWaterloo Citizen Activist and Founding MemberGetting Rid of Urban PesticidesFounderGROUPFounderGet Rid of Urban Pesticides19 Total ReferencesWeb ReferencesBy Susan Koswan ...www.guelphmercury.com, 7 Oct 2011
is a Kitchener writer.
[cached]It would be great if Waterloo Region would follow the lead of Loblaws andpass a pesticide-free by-law for 2003," says
Getting Rid of Urban Pesticides
(GROUP)"We approached Zehrs Markets this year to sell our discounted EcoLawnCare Starter Kits because they have already demonstrated market leadershipin a big way with their line of organic food products.It seemed a natural tocarry that into their garden centers."
adds, "This announcement isvery exciting!"GROUP has educated residents of Waterloo Region about alternatives tolawn pesticides for over 6 years and will be completing the two-yearEcoLawn Project this year.
(foreground) and Ellen Roy spread a mixture of peatmoss, sheep manure and grass seed over a lawn in Waterloo.
isthe local leader of an anti-pesticide group which is pushing for a regionalbylaw to ban cosmetic use of pesticides.WATERLOO REGION --
hadn't been in Kitchener longbefore being bombarded by the noxious odour of pesticides being sprayedon either side of her Forest Heights home."It was our first house and it just seemed wrong that I had to go inside,"
said during a recent interview.Seven years later, her neighbours still spray, she still goes inside and in herview, it's still wrong.Calls to the health department confirmed her fears, but subsequent calls tocity hall and the Ministry of the Environment offered no help.Not one to accept defeat easily,
and supporters pushed citycouncil to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides in Kitchener.
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