Tell the EPA to Keep Our Water Clean...Ban Atrazine!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting public comments related to a potential federal ban on the use and production of Atrazine, one of the world's most heavily used pesticides. Atrazine can turn male frogs to females at 2.5 parts per billion. It contaminates our tap water, is sprayed on our foods, and is known to harm fish, reptiles and mammals.
Please submit a comment to the EPA by August 26th, 2013 urging them to ban Atrazine!
Comments are due August 26th, so do not delay. You are welcome to give facts about the harm Atrazine causes to wildlife and humans, but most importantly, speak from the heart! Feel free to grab text from www.savethefrogs.com/atrazine or from this sample comment.
Please donate to SAVE THE FROGS! and help us raise $1,500 to get a video on Atrazine produced!
We need to raise $1,500 to cover the production and filming costs of video on Atrazine. Can you please chip in? This video will help us raise awareness of Atrazine's harm. SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Jeremy Pelsinski is an environmental filmmaker who is creating this Public Service Announcement (PSA) video about Atrazine. Jeremy is a wildlife biologist who is currently attending film school in Los Angeles; he has produced videos for us in the past and organized a Save The Frogs Day event at Archbold Biological Station in Florida in 2012. Jeremy does great work, so let's show him our support! Thanks for supporting his frog saving efforts and for helping us get Atrazine banned! All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law!
Environmental filmmaker Jeremy Pelsinski is poised and ready to make a film on Atrazine. We need your help raising the $1,500 in film production costs to make it a reality!
Watch this video of Dr. Tyrone Hayes discussing Atrazine at yesterday's SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class
UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Tyrone Hayes gave a fantastic presentation to SAVE THE FROGS! Academy students yesterday on the harmful pesticide Atrazine and ways that you can help us get it banned.
Dr. Hayes joined us in DC on Save The Frogs Day 2011 and spoke about Atrazine, Syngenta and the EPA.
Learn all about Atrazine here
If you are new to the Atrazine issue, don't worry, we have an extensive webpage detailing the harm it causes to wildlife and humans:
Glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni)
My 2012 speech at the EPA: Listen to it!
On June 12th, 2012 I gave a 25 minute presentation at the US Environmental Protection Agency's hearings on the effects of Atrazine on aquatic wildlife in Arlington, VA. Please listen to it if you haven't yet done so, it's one of my favorite presentations!
Here is an mp3 (right-click to download).
Here is the YouTube video.
Here is a PDF of my slideshow.
Here is some text from my speech.
Read my 2012 letter to the EPA
Please download and distribute the PDF of my official submission to the EPA's Atrazine Call For Comments:
"That was a very well written and researched article. I don't want a world with Atrazine. I will commit to buying organic fruits and vegetables. It's the right thing to do. Thanks for writing this article."
-- John Griffith, California Conservation Corps
Print this Atrazine Flyer!
Want to help get Atrazine banned? Great! Please click the image below, then download, print and post the PDF at your school, in your office or around town. Thanks for helping spread the word!
Thanks to Alyson Lee for the graphic design assistance!
Order These Atrazine Info Cards - Set of 100
We are certain that the EPA will ban Atrazine...but they will not do so until we have an educated, informed public whose voice is more powerful than that of the multi-billion dollar pesticide companies. These two-sided 4x6" info cards are a great way to help spread the word about Atrazine: order a set of cards here.
Print this Petition To Ban Atrazine
Please print this petition, collect signatures, then send it in to us!
Learn How To Organize an Atrazine Rally In Your Town
What would you do in order to secure a healthy place to live for yourself, your children, and the frogs and other animals that share our planet? One of the best things you can do is to organize a Save The Frogs Day Rally to raise awareness of Atrazine in your town on Saturday April 26th, 2014. It's easy, and on September 15th we will hold a free SAVE THE FROGS! Academy online class to teach you how:
SAVE THE FROGS! Pacific Northwest Coordinator Breanna Binder will teach you how to organize an event or rally for the frogs in your city. Breanna has organized frog legs protests in Virginia and Maryland; a Save The Frogs Day Atrazine Rally at the US EPA in Washington, DC, and two Save the Frogs Day 5K races in Seattle. SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh Executive Director Nurul Islam will also join us to tell us how he organized nationwide Save The Frogs Day rallies throughout Bangladesh in 2012 and 2013. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco Time. Free.
On Save The Frogs Day 2011 we led an Atrazine Rally at the steps of the EPA, and we marched through DC to the White House.
Can your school, business or organization send a comment to the EPA?
We want the EPA receiving comments from a wide range of schools, groups, businesses and organizations. Please ask the leaders of your organization to send in a comment to the EPA on behalf of your organization. This will help ensure that the EPA knows that many people from a wide variety of backgrounds are concerned about Atrazine.
Atrazine's manufacturers tell us it is safe. Think we can trust them?
FREE mp3: Download it!
Carol Grieve of Food Integrity Now interviewed me about Atrazine, frog legs, chytrid fungus, dissections, politics and more. Download the hour long radio interview from the SAVE THE FROGS! Audio page: http://savethefrogs.com/audio/#interviews
Lithobates juliani - Maya Mountain Frog, Belize, Photo by Michael Starkey
Thanks for helping us clean up our water supply!
Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues. Thanks,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
I found this Atrazine being sold on the street in Ghana, one of 60 countries that uses Atrazine.