From Environment Colorado <[email protected]>
Subject Tell The Home Depot: Stop selling bee-killing pesticides
Date September 17, 2023 1:34 PM
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Honeybees just experienced their second deadliest year yet, and wild bees are in decline. Some of our most important pollinators are dying, and one of the best ways to help them is to get rid of the worst bee-killing pesticides.[1]

But The Home Depot is still selling bee-killing pesticides. The home improvement giant needs to take neonicotinoid pesticides off its shelves.

Tell The Home Depot: Don't sell bee-killing pesticides.
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About a quarter of bumblebee species in North America are at risk of extinction. Fuzzy wild bumblebees are dying out as their habitat is disappearing and deadly pesticides are poisoning them.[2]

Bees should be thriving, but instead, they're struggling to survive.

It's hard for bees to persevere. Gallons and gallons of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) are poisoning bees in our lawns, gardens and parks. Green spaces that should be safe for bees are increasingly toxic.

To help save the bees, we need to take some of the worst neonics off the market. So we're calling on The Home Depot to act.

Urge The Home Depot to help save the bees.
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The Home Depot is the #1 home improvement retailer, with more than 2,300 stores in North America. If The Home Depot stops selling bee-killing pesticides, it could have a big impact for the bees.[3]

The company did commit to stop selling plants and flowers sprayed or grown with neonics by the end of 2018. But in another aisle, it still sells jugs of neonic pesticides by the gallon.[4]

The Home Depot's huge lawn and garden centers can help customers create pollinator-friendly places for bees -- but only if the centers also stop selling pesticides that can turn a bountiful garden into a toxic landing strip.

Bees need us to keep their favorite flowers safe from pesticides. And big companies like The Home Depot can do their part by no longer selling the pesticides that poison pollinators.

Add your name to help convince The Home Depot to remove bee-killing neonics from its shelves.
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Thank you,

Ellen Montgomery

1. Seth Borenstein, "Nearly half of US honeybee colonies died last year. Struggling beekeepers stabilize population," The Associated Press, June 22, 2023.
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2. Benji Jones, "Honey bees are not in peril. These bees are.," Vox, January 19, 2023.
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3. "Our Story," The Home Depot, last accessed August 29, 2023.
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4. "How Home Depot's addressing "neonic" concerns," The Home Depot, May 4, 2016.
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