With the announcement from the EPA about pushing for more carbon emission controls by pressing ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation's power companies, it is important now more than ever for all of us to understand where our electricity comes from and how our power plants are powered. Sustainable Duxbury is proud and excited to present this very enlightening documentary at this time. (Click here for an article from the New York Times and the Boston Globe about the current push by President Obama and the EPA.)
It has been brought to our attention from one our members that there is an insecticide currently available that is a danger to honey bees and possibly many birds.
"If you read the labels on all insecticide products that contains neonicotinoid, it gives a big list of insects that it kills, BUT, it does not list BEES, or any beneficial insects, or HUMMING BIRDS!
It has been discovered that some bee friendly plants purchased at home improvement stores had been pretreated with neonicotinoids, a pesticide which has been found to be deadly to bees. The synthetic pesticides are absorbed into the tissues of the plants and it is thought that it might be contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. So in an attempt to help the bees by planting flowers they love in our yards, we may be hurting them. The article encourages people to start their own plants or buy from organic growers.
Please read the full article here: