As you may by now realize, the Edmonton Chapter’s recent campaign focus is City Council’s pesticide policy, especially its continued use of the potent and persistent neurotoxin chlorpyrifos (Pyrate), to control mosquitos during the spring and summer months. Edmonton’s Auditor released an audit of Edmonton’s pesticide policy and practises back in November, 2017. City Council’s Audit Committee will discuss the pesticide audit this coming Monday, Jan. 22nd at 9:30 a.m.
Your support and assistance would be greatly appreciated in the form of:
1. Attend the Audit Committee meeting this coming Monday, January 22, 9:30 a.m. at the River Valley Room at City Hall.
2. Put your name on the speakers list to present your concerns at Monday’s meeting (see below).
3. Write a letter to your councillor and the Mayor asking them to put the City’s supply of pyrate into reserve (see below). Better yet, ask to have the City’s stock destroyed at the Swan Hills Waste Treatment Centre. There is no rationale justifying continued use of this pesticide.
4. Write a letter to your local newspaper or other media interface pointing out that Edmonton is the only municipality in Canada if not North America that continues to use this potent and persistent neurotoxin to control mosquitos and ask that the use of Pyrate be banned immediately.
Links and Additional Information:
A. Agenda for Monday, Jan. 22nd meeting at City Hall, including links to the Pesticide Audit:
B. If you’d like to speak at the City Audit Committee meeting on Monday, please register to speak here:
C. Or, if you’d like to authorize someone else to speak on your behalf, please fill out the form below.
D. For more information or to meet our group Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., etc. please use the “message” function on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/edmontonchapter
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