Re: Social media swarm: Tell Home Depot and Lowe's to stop killing bees
- I don't have face or tweet.
BUT... as I've told other petition senders, I do not want to tell these
criminals what it is they need to get better PR for.
They already know what they are doing. Any company that will visibly
change policies for fear of a boycott, to get customers back ain't worth
the spit that hits the dumps dirt road.
Simply STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM. DO NOT TELL THEM YOU HAVE, just tell
all your friends why you have.
And then ask your friends if they support the destructive things these
companies do, and if so, why isn't their bank account swelling like the
Mega Corporate Monsters accounts are? Your not saving anything when your
local taxes go up to support their low paid employees, and your local
businesses go under due to this also.
Just defund the bastards. That is, they only survive because YOU SHOP AT
THEIR STORE. Find some local or recycled place and support your local
community instead of a Multi National mega Corporations Off Shore Bank
But for heaves sake don't tell them what it is they need to hide from us
so that we don't desert them, just desert them!
> *Join our social media "swarm" today!*
> *Post on Home Depot [ http://www.facebook.com/homedepot ] and Lowe's [
> http://www.facebook.com/lowes ] Facebook and twitter pages and ask them to
> stop selling pre-poisoned plants! *
> *Dear Scott,*
> Last month a new report by Friends of the Earth revealed that pesticides
> implicated in the global bee die-off may be lurking in our own backyards.
> More than half of the "bee-friendly" home garden plants tested, sold at
> stores like Home Depot and Lowe's, contained bee-killing pesticides called
> neonicotinoids (neonics) -- with no warning to consumers.
> Our coalition and nearly 200,000 people have asked Home Depot and Lowe's
> to stop selling "pre-poisoned" plants and off-the-shelf bee-killing
> pesticides. So far neither company has responded.
> So now we're upping the "buzz" to protect bees!
> Join us today in a social media "swarm" on Facebook and Twitter to send
> Home Depot and Lowe's an urgent demand: ""Stop selling bee-killing
> pesticides and pre-poisoned 'bee-friendly' plants!""
> "*Step 1*": Copy and add this message as a comment on *Home Depot's* [
> https://www.facebook.com/homedepot ] Facebook page and as a post on
> *Lowe's* [ https://www.facebook.com/lowes ] Facebook page:
> "Home Depot/Lowe's: Stop selling bee-killing pesticides and pre-poisoned
> bee-friendly plants! ""www.BeeAction.org" [ http://www.BeeAction.org ]
> "*Step 2:*" Click on any of these tweets to tweet them at Home Depot and
> Lowe's Twitter accounts:
> .@homedepot @lowes: 2/3 of our food crops need bees! Stop selling
> bee-killing pesticides! #BeeAction @foe_us www.beeaction.org [
> http://clicktotweet.com/Qx06i ]
> Buzz kill: @HomeDepot @Lowes: stop selling bee-killing pesticides
> #BeeAction @foe_us: www.beeaction.org [ http://clicktotweet.com/l8s6e ]
> Don't have a Facebook or Twitter account? Give Home Depot and Lowe's a
> Home Depot: 1-800-466-3337
> Lowe's: 1-800-445-6937
> "*Step 3:*" Click this image to share it on your own Facebook page and get
> your friends involved.
> Bees are essential to our food system and are dying at alarming rates.
> Neonic pesticides are a key part of the problem. But we have the power to
> fix the problem, starting with our own backyards.
> Here's the thing. We know Home Depot and Lowe's can do it! Europe has
> banned bee-harming pesticides and top retailers in the UK are refusing to
> sell them. Friends of the Earth is challenging top garden retailers to
> make the same commitment here in the US.
> The bees have enough troubles -- our backyard gardens should be havens for
> bees -- not death traps.
> Bee part of the solution! Join us today on Home Depot and Lowe's Facebook
> pages to tell these home and garden giants to step up and protect bees.
> *For the bees and our future,
> **Lisa Archer,
> ** Food and Technology program Director
> Friends of the Earth*
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