As 2015 marks the 10th edition, this will be a special year to assess the successes of the last 10 years on addressing harmful pesticides. This anniversary should be an opportunity to send a clear message to decision-makers so that they take real action to protect human health and the environment.
Tour de France
Some special events are planned during the week including a “Tour de France” themed event where each day during the week, one of the partners will organise an event related to a symbolic date in the last ten years.
The “Tour de France”, ends in Paris
with a large conference and celebration for citizens and decision-makers who will decide what should happen over the next 10 years.
In addition to the “Tour de France”, many other events will take place across Europe and beyond as organisers and partners are spread across more than 20 countries worldwide. Examples of events include an exhibition on how to garden without pesticides; blind food-testing in Portugal; radio-shows in Argentina; workshop on pesticides and health in Spain, the launch of a national call to gardeners to stop using pesticides in Luxembourg.
You can have a look at the whole program on the website: www.pesticideactionweek.org
Communication tools for Pesticide Action Week are now ready and you are welcome to use them to communicate about your events. All of them are downloadable on the Pesticide Action Week’s website that has a special design for the 10th edition: www.pesticideactionweek.org
You will find the official poster, the special 10 years logo, a QR code and an informative leaflet. The organisers are currently working on electing the winners and the results will be published on the PAW website on 17 March.
Are you interested in joining Pesticide Action Week?
Pesticide Action Week is an event open to everyone. If you are interested in joining, you can visit the websitewww.pesticideactionweek.org and/or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAL has always been an active supporter of Pesticide Action Week. Here are some of the many resources available on the impact of pesticides on health: