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Save the date! Pesticide Action Week 20 – 30 March

The 9th edition of Pesticide Action Week aims to raise awareness about the impacts of pesticides on our health and the environment as well as promoting alternative methods. HEAL is an official partner of the event.

This yearly international event, first initiated in 2005 by the French organisation Générations Futures (a HEAL member) offers the opportunity for the public to become better informed about the health and environmental issues caused by pesticides and the possible alternatives.

Campaign video

The video is available in English, French, Germanand Spanish

There will be more than 1000 events worldwide during the week with the participation of 16 countries and 35 national and European partners. Conferences, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, organic cooking classes, open days of organic farms, exhibitions and shows will allow everyone to become involved and become aware of the risks of pesticides in our lives. NGOs, municipalities, local governments, schools, associations and other stakeholders are encouraged to promote the event and organise activities during these days.

In 2014 HEAL plans to work closely with farmers and other professional users of pesticides, such as those working in greenhouses, who are suffering health problems from pesticide use, in the lead up and during Pesticides Action Week. HEAL is looking into hosting a screening of ‘Le Mort est dans le Pré’ at the European Parliament at the end of March.

Organisations have the possibility to be an official partners for the campaign with their logo being on the website. Please get in touch for further information about cooperation and how to become an official partner of the Pesticides Action Week.

Most information of the Pesticides Action Week is available via the official website www.pesticideactionweek.org

Originally posted on 6 February 2014

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