Kicthener's GROUP gets a "House" warming
Friday, March 16, 2001
Karen Redman made the follow statement in the House of Commons today,
March 16th, 2001.
Mrs. Karen Redman (Kitchener Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, we will soon see
the first telltale signs of spring and our thoughts will turn to greening
lawns and blooming gardens. I rise today to recognize an exciting local
initiative that is providing useful alternatives to urban pesticide use.
With the assistance of Environment Canada and the city of Kitchener, Get Rid
of Urban Pesticides, known as GROUP, recently launched a two year campaign
to help homeowners wean themselves off of pesticides. In response to rising
local concerns on the use of pesticides on urban lawns, 24 homeowners who
current use pesticides will become pesticide free.
The homeowner commits to kicking the pesticide habit and GROUP provides
expert advice and assistance with lawn work. Over the next two years, these
eco-lawn conversion kits will divert approximately 8,720 kilograms of
pesticides from entering the environment of Kitchener-Waterloo.
I look forward to seeing traditional lawns transformed into healthy and
beautiful gardens of wild flowers-
Contact GROUP at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about their eco-lawn conversion kits.