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Calgary pesticides campaign update and action alert

Coalition for a Healthy Calgary

Calgary’s Utilities and Environment Committee will hear a report on June 25 from the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee on the merit of phasing out cosmetic pesticide use in Calgary. They will also hear a report from The City's Environmental Management and Safety Dept. on the implementation of a phase out of cosmetic pesticides and a draft by-law. This will be the public’s chance to speak up in support of a ban at City Hall. Each member of the public is allowed five minutes to talk at the committee meeting.

In the lead-up to June 25th it is very important that people contact their alderman to let them know you support a by-law in Calgary, either by phoning, writing a letter, or emailing them. The Coalition for a Healthy Calgary also has postcards available through Sierra Club that are ready for people to sign and mail in. The Canadian Cancer Society recently did a poll which showed 87% of Albertans support a pesticide by-law. This corresponds to the poll The Sierra Club commissioned in 2006 by Oracle Poll Research, which showed 86% of Calgarians support a phase out of pesticides and a pesticide by-law.

You can also phone 311 to register any complaints about the city spraying, and you should also ask for your call to be documented.

For more information, visit: www.healthycalgary.ca

Posted May 29, 2008 by Anonymous

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