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Calling for pesticide-free public spaces in Luxembourg

In March, Initiativ Liewensufank, HEAL member from Luxembourg, wrote letters to all municipalities asking them to make their public spaces, from parks to school play-areas, pesticide-free. The letters came as part of this year’s Week for Pesticide Alternatives. In Luxembourg, there are already ten municipalities that are pesticide free; we hope that the others will follow suit. HEAL monitors information on pesticide-free public spaces and provides the information on our Sick of Pesticides campaign website.

Also as part of the Week for Pesticide Alternatives, Initiativ Liewensufank screened the new documentary, ‘Our Daily Poison’ by Marie-Monique Robin. The film, about the risks to health and the environment from pesticides and chemicals, was released this month in France and made waves across the media. Read more... .

Last updated on 19 May 2011

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