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Beyond Pesticides Launches YouTube Channel Featuring National Pesticide Forum Presentations

(Beyond Pesticides, May 3, 2011) Beyond Pesticides is pleased to announce the launch of its YouTube Channel. Officially launched this week, the channel features keynote presentations and panel sessions from Beyond Pesticides’ 29th National Pesticide Forum held April 2011 at the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora, CO. The videos serve as an educational resource for those working to change pesticide policies in their communities, schools, institutions, state and nationwide. Individuals and organizations are invited to submit their own videos to be included on the Beyond Pesticides’ channel.

Featured videos included with the initial launch include:
— Pesticides 101: An introduction to pesticide issues (Caroline Cox, Center for Environmental Health)
— Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides: Stopping the demise of honeybees (Tom Theobald, Niwot Honey Farm; James Frazier, PhD, Penn State University; Marygael Meister, Denver Beekeepers Association)
— Genetically Engineered Food: Failed promises and hazardous outcomes (George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety)
— Health and Science Panel (John Adgate, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health; Dana Boyd Barr, PhD, Emory University; Christine Parks, PhD, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS); Changlu Wang, PhD; Rutgers University)
— Beyond Lists: Where did all those pesticides come from? (Theo Colborn, PhD, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange/Our Stolen Future author)
— The Polluters: The making of our chemically altered environment (Ben Ross, PhD, The Polluters author)
— Organic Land Management: From lawns to landscapes and beyond (Chip Osborne, Osborne Organics; Tom Kanatakeniate Cook, Slim Buttes Agricultural Development Program; Timothy Lee Scott, Invasive Plant Medicine author; Rella Abernathy, PhD, City of Boulder, CO; Lani Malmberg, Ewe4ic Ecological Services, Inc.)
— Organic: United We Stand (Maria Rodale, Rodale Inc./Organic Manifesto author)

While Beyond Pesticides encourages activists, community leaders, scientists, and policy makers to attend its annual National Pesticide Forum in person to get together, share information, and elevate the pesticide reform movement, the new online videos of many of the Forum’s sessions make a similar contribution for those unable to attend. Beyond Pesticides believes that sharing this information beyond the Forum as an educational and organizing tool will prove extremely valuable, and encourages readers of the Daily News blog to share the presentations with friends, community organizations, networks and state and local decision makers. New presentations will continue to be added to the website in the upcoming weeks.

In addition to this new resource, Beyond Pesticides is on Facebook and Twitter, and the Beyond Pesticides’ website continues to provide organizing resources for activists – including the Pesticide Gateway, how-to organizing factsheets and campaign pages – as well as the Safety Source for Pest Management and do-it-yourself information on least and non-toxic management of homes, lawns and landscapes.

Watch a sample video below, and see the full selection of videos on the Beyond Pesticides’ YouTube Channel.


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