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The Future of the American Experiment is in Your Hands
Friday, 11 February 2011 12:49

Available: 'Gimme Green' program + presenter

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Gimme Green

Award-winning documentary film that examines the American obsession with the residential lawn.

Facts
-- On average, Americans use 40 to 60 percent of their water on their landscapes.
-- In order to maintain all the lawns in America, it would take approximately 200 gallons per person per day.
-- If present consumption patterns continue, two out of every three people on Earth will live in water-stressed conditions by the year 2025.
-- Of 30 commonly used lawn pesticides, 19 are linked with cancer or carcinogenicity, 13 are linked with birth defects, 21 with reproductive effects, 26 with liver or kidney damage, 15 with neurotoxicity, and 11 with disruption of the endocrine (hormonal) system.
-- Of those same 30 lawn pesticides, 17 are detected in groundwater, 23 have the ability to leach into drinking water sources, 24 are toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms vital to our ecosystem, 11 are toxic to bees, and 16 are toxic to birds.
-- Once groundwater is polluted, it can stay that way for several thousand years.
More about the film: http://www.gimmegreen.com/home.htm

Q&A DISCUSSION
led by presenter
Cammie Donaldson, Exec. Director, Assoc. of Florida Native Nurseries (AFNN)

AFNN is exclusively devoted to Florida’s native plant and landscape industry, serving preservation, restoration, and sustainable landscape needs. We publish the Native Plant & Service Directory and Guide for Real Florida Gardeners, both very popular and well respected for providing comprehensive, accurate information. We advocate for increased utilization of native plants, educate the trade and general public about the benefits of native plants and their use in the landscape, promote our member products and services at industry trade shows, and support the conservation and education efforts of our members and allied supporters.
http://www.afnn.org/

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