Tune in to KGW’s “Portland Today” TV show LIVE tomorrow (Friday) 11 am and find out about planting a bee-friendly garden.
In April Beyond Toxics proposed a show about planting bee-friendly gardens to Portland-area TV news media and KGW responded. We brought together producers at KGW-TV with Lori Vollmer, owner of Garden Fever! and Portland-area gardener, Jim Rondone. The resulting show with Lori and Jim will air LIVE from Jim’s garden (below) tomorrow at 11 am.
The Save Oregon Bees campaign will take neonicotinoid pesticides out of consumer stores. This action ensures that homeowners don’t inadvertently reach for bee-killing pesticides on store shelves to avoid bringing these poisons home. This will make a significant difference in the survival of native and honey bees across the state! The last place for dangerous and persistent poisons is in the yards of Oregon homeowners. Ultimately, these highly toxic and persistent pesticides should be banned. They kill fish as well as bees! Save Oregon Bees also protects birds, butterflies, salmon and other fish and Oregon’s water quality.
In 2017, Beyond Toxics took the next step in the campaign by introducing SB 929 – the Oregon Pollinator Protection Act. The bill (OPPA) stalled in the Senate. It will be re-introduced in 2018.
SAVE THE DATE
WHAT: Pints for Pollinators fundraising party to benefit our Save Oregon’s Bees project.
Featuring: “Protect Our Pollinators” brew made with Mountain Rose Herbs’ Pollinator Tea and Hummingbird honey.
WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd from 3-7 pm
Music by Butterchuck!
Supported by: Mountain Rose Herbs, Hummingbird Wholesale and Johnson Brothers Nursery | Details coming soon!
2017 Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp
WHEN: July 9, 2017 – July 15, 2017 all-day
WHERE: Camp Latgawa, 13250 S Fork Little Butte Creek Rd., Eagle Point, OR 97524
Organized by Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC)
SAVE THE DATE!
WHAT: Bee Jazzy, a benefit to save bees
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 5:30 – 9:30 pm
WHERE: Silvan Ridge Winery – 27012 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97405 (google map)
Music by Halie Loren Jazz Trio with Halie Loren, Matt Treder and Brian West.
MORE details coming soon!
A Night of Bliss – A Community Benefit and Celebration
BIG THANKS TO COCONUT BLISS…
and the amazing employees of Coconut Bliss and the wonderful volunteers
and all the business sponsors and supporters…(see below)
100 mile Bakery
|Labrang Tea Traders
Maria’s Pearl Creations
Meg Orion Health Coach
Melange- 5th St. Market
Mill Creek Wood Works
Mother Earth News
Mountain Rose Herbs
Mudra Yoga Eugene
Northern Sun Merchandising
Off the Waffle
Oregon Truffle Festival
Organically Grown Co
Pepper Tree Aviary
Riverwood Trading Company
Steel Knight Designs
Take a Country Look
Tap & Growler
The Crystal Heart
The Healthy Pet
The Tasteful Olive
Three Kingdom Colors
Toby’s Family Foods
Townshend’s Brew Dr.
Turn Key Promotions
UO Museum of Natural History
White Crystal Services
Whole Foods Market
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Won’t you join us in imagining, and working for, a world beyond toxics?
Beyond Toxics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are fully tax-deductible. Please consider giving a gift of a Beyond Toxics membership to a friend or family member!