According to a press release for the screening 78 million U.S households use home and garden pesticides. This accounts for the spreading of 67 million pounds of synthetic pesticides on lawns annually. Americans spend $700 million each year on pesticides for green, weed-free lawns.
If the warm temperatures have you thinking of spring and spending time maintaining and enjoying your lawn; after the film there will be a panel discussion featuring several experts. Paul Tukey, Executive Produce of A Chemical Reaction. Rachel Rosenberg, Executive Director of Safer Pest Control Project. Steve Neumann, Co-Owner, Clean Air Lawn Care Chicago and our very own Mike Nowak, local gardening guru and host of The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT radio.
Saturday, March 20th, 2010 3P.M-5P.M. Columbia College Ferguson Auditorium, 600 S. Michigan. Suggested donation $10. Columbia College Students; no charge with ID. Space is limited. To reserve a seat call 773-878-7378 ext. 203.
"A Chemical Reaction" is presented in Chicago by Safer Pest Control Project, SafeLawns.org. Chickity Doo Doo and Grant Park Conservancy.