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The Pesticide Action Week is an annual and international event, open to everyone, with the aim to promote alternatives to pesticides. The campaign takes place during the first ten days of every spring when usually the spreading of pesticides resumes.
Goals of the Pesticide Action Week:
- Raising awareness on the health and environment risks of synthetic pesticides
- Highlighting and promoting alternative solutions
- Building a global grassroots movement for a pesticide-free world
Initiated in 2006 by the French organisation Générations Futures, this event currently takes place in more than 16 countries worldwide. Every year the event gets bigger and stronger in Europe and globally.
The public is invited to get better informed about the sanitary and environmental challenges caused by pesticides and learn more about possible alternatives to pesticides by taking part in one of the hundreds of organised activities: conferences, panel discussions, film shows, workshops, open days at organice farms, information stands, exhibitions, shows…
Every year, hundreds of citizens, associations, farmers, companies, teachers, local governments etc. organise hundreds of various events: conferences, film shows, theatre shows, open door days, organic cooking classes, exhibitions, workshops, information booths, farmer markets, organic meals …