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A Healthy, Green Lawn

Posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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A Healthy, Green Lawn While this weather is inspiring an early round of lawn care around Ohio, science is pointing to the dangers of some widely used fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. On the other side of Lake Erie, Ontario officials have taken that science to heart and are now one year into a ban on many of those chemicals. That ban is one of the topics scientists, policy makers and environmentalists will take up at the Greening The Community conference in Cleveland this weekend. Wednesday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop for a conversation about your lawn and what it means to "go green."


Environment, Government/Politics, Health


Warren Porter professor of zoology and environmental toxicology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jan Karsperski Chief Executive Officer, Ontario College of Family Physicians
Jim King Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Scott's MiracleGro
Alec McClennan Founder, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care

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francis 8:22 AM 4/7/10

Green Lawns = Green Lakes

Matt in South Euclid 9:39 AM 4/7/10

It is ridiculous how many of the problems we encounter are created by our own activities. Many would like to blame cancer on a faulty gene. While there are cofactors and many variables, I would bet my money on significant environmental causes such as air pollution, contaminated water and food, and electromagnetic energy from the electronic devices we use. It is amazing to me that dandelions are such a problem that we are willing to risk our own premature death to eliminate a little yellow flower.

Linda from Broadview Hts 9:47 AM 4/7/10

How can we persuade our homeowner’s association to convert to organic lawn care? They say it is too expensice.


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