On December 12, the European Union will vote on whether to ban bee-killing pesticides once and for all.
This is it. The moment we've been working towards for years. If we win, it will mean an end to the chemicals that have been driving bees towards extinction. If we lose, we might not get another chance like this until it's simply too late.
That's why we’re doing something we've never done before: buying up every ad we can in the Brussels Airport to overwhelm the voting politicians the minute they step off the plane.
Will you chip in to help fund our "save the bees" ad blitz in the Brussels Airport?
The EU proposal that will be voted on December 13 would build on the partial ban enacted in 2013, and we have a real chance of winning. Countries like the U.K. have already said they plan to vote yes, and Bayer's lobbyists are going all-out to stop us.
Now, this ban is not everything we want. For instance, it allows the banned neonics to be used in greenhouses. But it is a huge step towards a future free of bee-killing pesticides.
The ministers know that the voters want a clean environment free of damaging pesticides. It's just a question of whether they listen to the science and the people -- or the money of the pesticides industry. That's why our airport ad blitz will be so impactful. We'll be putting them on notice that we will hold them accountable for their votes.
Unfortunately, we can't afford to buy enough ads to really get their attention unless SumOfUs members like you step up and chip in. That's why we're setting a goal of raising $X0,000 to help make sure we can really go big. Will you chip in?