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Join One of these Five Home Depot ‘Swarms’ to Help Save the Bees!

  • Organic Consumers Association, February 7, 2014

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If you live in Eugene, Ore., the Bay Area (Calif.), Minneapolis, Minn., Washington D.C., or Chicago, Ill., you’re in luck. You can join activists from the OCA and other bee-friendly groups to help deliver valentines to local Home Depot store managers with this message: “Give Bees Some Love! Stop Selling Bee-Killing Plants!”
You can download your valentine, and add your own personal message. We even have leaflets you can print and hand out.

Here’s where the actions will take place:

Eugene, Oregon

What: Bee Swarm outside of Home Depot
Where: 808 Seneca Road, Eugene, OR 97402‎
When: Saturday, February 15, 11:00 a.m.
Email: jjcascade@beyondtoxics.org


Join activists from the OCA, Beyond Toxics and other bee-friendly groups as we swarm Home Depot in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday, February 15. We’ll meet at the Beyond Toxics office (1192 Lawrence Street, Eugene, OR 97401) at 10:00 a.m. and then head to Home Depot to deliver our "Show Bees Some Love" valentines to the Home Depot store manager. Remember to bring your valentines addressed to Home Depot, signs, bee costumes and positive cheer!

Bay Area, California

What: Bee Swarm outside of Home Depot
Where: 3838 Hollis Avenue, Emeryville, CA, 94608
When: Wednesday February 12, 11:00 a.m.
Email: larcher@foe.org


Join activists from the OCA, Friends of the Earth, PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) and other bee-friendly groups as we swarm the Home Depot in Emeryville on Wednesday, February 12. We’ll meet at Starbucks Coffee (3839 Emery Street #800) at 11:00 a.m. and then swarm over to Home Depot to deliver our “Show Bees Some Love” Valentine to the Home Depot store manager. Remember to wear your honeybee colors and costumes!

Washington D.C.

What: Bee Swarm outside of Home Depot
Where: 901 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington D.C., 20018
When: Wednesday February 12, 11:00 a.m.
Email: tfinckhaynes@foe.org


Join activists from OCA, Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides and other bee-friendly groups as we swarm Home Depot in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, February 12. We’ll meet at Chipotle by the Rhode Island Avenue Metro at 11:00 a.m. and then swarm over to Home Depot to deliver our “Show Bees Some Love” Valentine. Wear black to the action and bee costumes will be provided!

Minneapolis, Minnesota

What: Bee Swarm outside of Home Depot
Where: 1520 New Brighton Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (Quarry Shopping Center)
When: Wednesday February 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Email: patrick@organicconsumers.org


Join activists from OCA, PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America), Beez Kneez and other bee-friendly groups as we swarm Home Depot in Minneapolis on Wednesday, February 12. We’ll meet at Caribou Coffee (1730 New Brighton Boulevard) at 11:15 a.m. and then head to Home Depot for a photo shoot and to deliver our “Show Bees Some Love” Valentine to the Home Depot store manager. Bring a bee costume or wear black and we'll provide yellow duct tape to help you create your pollinator stripes!

Chicago, Illinois

What: Bee Swarm outside of Home Depot
Where:
2665 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park Store, one block south of Diversey Parkway)
When: Wednesday, February 12, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Email: mikedvegan@gmail.com


Join activists from OCA and other bee friendly groups as we swarm Home Depot in Chicago on Wednesday, February 12. We'll gather at 10:00 a.m. on the public sidewalk in front of the store and then head up to the store to take photos of our bee costumes and deliver our "Show Bees Some Love" Valentine to the store manager. Remember to wear you honeybee colors or costume!





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