Press Kit

FOR THE PRESS
…to contact Beyond Toxics, please call or email:
Lisa Arkin, Executive Director
Beyond Toxics
Phone 541-465-8860
info@beyondtoxics.org | www.BeyondToxics.org

For the latest news about our work go to In The News

Photos of our Executive Director, Lisa Arkin, and logo graphics are available at the bottom of this page…


NEWS RELEASE – May 3, 2017

Garden retailers nearly unanimous in rejecting bee-killing pesticides 

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Beyond Toxics, Friends of the Earth, and other allies are announcing a major advancement in their fight to protect essential pollinator populations. Walmart and True Value have decided to eliminate neonicotinoid pesticides, a leading driver of global bee declines, from company garden retail supply chains. This follows an ongoing campaign urging garden retailers, including True Value and Walmart, to stop selling plants treated with neonicotinoids and remove products containing them from store shelves. | Read MORE->>

Contact: Lisa Arkin, Exec. Director, Beyond Toxics, (541) 465-8860, larkin@beyondtoxics.org



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 11, 2017

IDEA FOR NEWS STORY:
Promote pollinators and bee-friendly plants in the spring (LINK)

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To coordinate interviews with either or both Portland-area business people, please contact Lisa Arkin or Krystal Abrams at the Beyond Toxics office: 541-465-8860 during business hours.

This information is also helpful: Bee-Friendly Gardens->>

ALSO: 4 Hi-Res TV-ready images (1920x1080px)
[OPPA refers to the Oregon Pollinator Protection Act legislation introduced by Beyond Toxics in the 2017 Oregon state legislative session]


Beyond Toxics’ Mission

Beyond Toxics works to guarantee environmental protections and health for all communities and residents, regardless of their background, income or where their home is located. We expose root causes of toxic pollution and help communities find solutions that are appropriate to their needs.

Beyond Toxics’ Promise
Beyond Toxics will act responsibly and aggressively to protect the public and the environment from toxic poisoning.

Beyond Toxics’ Vision
We envision a future in which all Oregonians:

Know about the pollutants they are exposed to in our air, water, food and consumer products; the sources of those pollutants; and the health impacts of short and long term exposure.

Guarantee an equal right for each and every human to have clean air, clean water, unpolluted soils, safe consumer products and a healthy community in which to live.

Prioritize a child’s health as the standard by which decisions are made regarding the use and disposal of toxic chemicals.

Choose the least toxic alternatives available for products used in homes, businesses and public facilities.

Participate actively in decision-making processes that impact public and environmental health.

 Hold our elected officials and regulatory agencies accountable to enforce environmental protection, pollution prevention and clean-up laws.

Hold our elected officials and regulatory agencies accountable to promoting laws, policies and technologies that provide protections for environmental and human health.

What We Do
Beyond Toxics was founded in 2000 and has since played a unique organizing role in Oregon: we put equal emphasis (and equal resources) into environmental justice engagement and community-based environmental research with the intent to influence state policy reform. We fulfill our mission by building social justice concerns into all environmental decision-making, thereby uniting the goals of human rights and environmental protection in all our work.

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