MAY 7th – Families from across the state will travel to their Ohio State House in Columbus to show broad and united support for children’s health. Together, we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe–both indoor and outdoor–and call for action on climate change. Please join us as we tell our state leaders that parents are paying attention to their actions. It’s time we unite for strong policies that protect the health and welfare of our families. Can’t make it? Join the virtual MAMA SUMMIT.
Do you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches. Read More
The Ohio Chapter’s Agriculture Committee works to address environmental and public health concerns by:
• Working in partnership with statewide groups to challenge factory farm expansions or new facilities proposed in Ohio communities.
• Urging state agencies and lawmakers to support requirements that prevent factory farm pollution, and ensure adequate enforcement of laws.
• Encouraging proper labeling of food products to inform consumers about the presence of antibiotics and hormones.
• Encouraging local, sustainable food production such as organic farms, school gardens and community gardens in vacant lots.
• Educating the public about the impacts of our food decisions on global climate change.
Want to join our work?
The Agriculture Committee invites you to get involved. Contact Tony Szilagye to find out how you can help.