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  • Let's Talk About Pesticides

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    Name: Let's Talk About Pesticides
    Date: May 10, 2022
    Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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    The second in our “Climate Action Series” is co-presented by Landmark on Main Street and TTPW. This event will be live streamed on Zoom. No in-person attendance will be available. Please Register for Let’s Talk about Pesticides Here.

    Join Landmark on Main Street and Transition Town Port Washington for a special presentation followed by audience Q&A with keynote speaker Dan Raichel from Natural Resources Defense Council. Dan will explain the science behind the harm posed by neonicotinoid pesticides ("neonics") to biodiversity as well as their surprising prevalence in our everyday environment. The popular pesticides contaminate soil, water, plant life, and people on a nearly unprecedented scale, raising alarm bells not just for the birds and bees, but also a whole host of wildlife, ecosystem functioning, clean water, soil health and even our own health. Dan will also share information on legislation we can affect -- the New York Birds & Bees Protection Act, a bill that would eliminate the vast majority of neonics entering New York's environment by prohibiting wasteful and unnecessary neonic uses. Moderated by Transition Town Port Washington co-founder, Hildur Pálsdóttir.

    Dan Raichel is Acting Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Pollinator initiative, which focuses on protecting our nation's bee populations from the ever-growing threats to their health and existence -- in particular, the use of bee-toxic pesticides. Before joining the Pollinator Initiative, Raichel was co-director of NRDC's Community Fracking Defense Project and an advocate for the cleanup of industrial pollution in the New York region.

    The Conversations from Main Street Climate Action Series is co-presented with Landmark on Main Street and Transition Town Port Washington with the goal of introducing community-centered climate solutions while also promoting individual action. Small changes to our daily routines can have lasting and impact on our environment and future.

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    This event will be live streamed on Zoom.
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    May 10, 2022 at 7:30-9:00 pm
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