Call for a pesticide-free spring! Join us for the 2017 edition!
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 (20th-30th of march) when usually the spreading of pesticides resumes.
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 showings, workshops, open days at organic farms, information stands, exhibitions, shows…
The goals of this event are:
- 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
After the success of the 10th edition with more than 1 000 actions in 20 different countries, the Pesticide action week will be back with its 11th edition from March 20th to March 30th 2016. While waiting for the website update, the creation of new communication tools and special events regarding the health issue, you can already download the new call to participate and spread it through your networks in order to let more organizations and people know about the event and encourage them to join the Pesticide action week by organizing an event.
Information regarding the 2017 edition
The 12th Pesticide Action Week will take place from march 20th to march 30rd 2017.
This section will be updated little by little with all the informations and communication tools you will need to get ready and organise your events.
You can already download the call for participation here and send it to all your contacts so that as many organisations can join for a wider international movement for a pesticide free future.
If you and/or your organisation want to join and organise some event(s) do not hesitate to contact Sophie, our campaigner: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also look down there to get a glimpse at what happened last year !
The 2017 communication tools !
The 2017 poster is ready and you can download it here .
The 2017 logo that you can download here
Do not forget to send all the information regarding your events to Sophie at email@example.com so that we can put them on the official program and on the interactive map !
The 2017 international partners !
Adalia – Belgium
|Belgian association created in 2001. They organise their own « pesticide action week » and decided in 2016 to make it a whole « Spring without pesticide » thanks to its success !|
PAN Italia- Italie
|Pesticide Action Italie est le membre national Italien de PAN Europe. L’objet est de dénoncer l’impact des pesticides sur la santé et l’environnement et de promouvoir les systèmes alternatifs permettant de se passer des pesticides.|
Breast Cancer UK
|PWe believe far more can be done to help prevent breast cancer. That’s why we think it’s time to move beyond breast cancer awareness to preventative action. The aims are:
ALHem – Serbia
|ALHem – Alternative for Safer Chemicals is a civil society organization based in Belgrade, Serbia. Its goal is promotion of sustainable development, with focus on chemical safety management. ALHem uses the scientifically proven knowledge of the hazards of chemicals, as well as ways for their replacement with safer alternatives and safe management.ALHem Mission is to substantially reduce the risk of hazardous chemicals and its impact on health and the environment. ALHem is acting as a catalyst for open dialogue between business, authorities and Civil Society Organizations.
ALHem conducts activities that affect : economy, other civil society organizations, citizens, state authorities, health and education sector in order to establish safe management of chemicals on the market.
Fundacion Alborada – Spain
Fundacion Vivo Sano – Spain
Asociacion Española de educacion ambiental – Spain
Eccologistas en accion – Spain
Asociacion española de Apicultores – Espagne
|The spanish beekeepers’association aims to promote and defend the development of bees and beekeeping in Spain.|
Natur im garten– Austria
Green Drinks – Malte
Green Drinks is a space created for people interested in the green movement across all disciplines, professions or interests. It’s just a great opportunity for people of similar minds to meet up bi-monthly and chat in an informal atmosphere.
Slow Food International
Slow Food Malta – Malte
Macedonian association of doctors for environment MADE – Macédoine
|Macedonian NGO member of HEAL. This organization works to organize campaigns and conferences on the questions of pesticides, chemicals and about the impacts of pollution on health and environnement. It also has a focus on the effect of chemicals on children’s health.|
BIOS – Argentina
|NGO working to protect the environement with a focus on fighting against pesticides.|
AIPS – Québec
|Canadian (Quebec) NGO, the Alliance to forbid chemical pesticides is a citizen initiative aiming at informing the general audience on dangers of pesticides, especially neonïcs.|
What happened during the 2016 edition?
2016: A year dedicated to health !
For its eleventh edition, the Pesticide Action Week will focus on a specific issue: Health !
We do not want to let all the other issues out and of course everyboday can organise events related to biodiversity, natural gardening, organic food, agricultural techniques, soils…but we want to mainly focus on informing about the impacts of pesticides on health and how to promote the alternatives for a better health.
We would also like to get closer to the medical world in order to raise doctors, midwives, nurses, obstetricians’ awareness about health and environnment so that environnement related diseases will be more taken into account.
This « health focus » will also be a good opportunity to put pressure on decision makers so that they implement real policies to reduce the use of pesticides and protect people and professional’s health !
Download and use the 2016 communication tools !
The 2016 poster: Here you can download the 2016 poster in order to print it and use it for your events!
The 2016 logo to put on your email signature, on your communications…
Register for the newsletter on the website homepage – you can read an example here
So get ready and join us for the next edition! The 11th edition of the Pesticide Action Week will take place from 20thto 30th March 2016.
Also watch our short video about the Pesticides Action Week to have all information what this is all about and how you can participate and contribute to this great event!
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 …
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.
In 2015, this event represented nearly a thousand grassroots events in more than 20 countries worldwide:
Europe: France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Malta, Greece, Estonia,
Africa: Burundi, Mali, Togo, Benin, Gabon, Senegal, Tunisia
Latin America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina
Middle East: Iran
Help us to create an international event that gathers together thousands of grassroots events with the same message: for a pesticide free future!
The more countries that take part in the event, the stronger the message will be. It is when we come together that we truly feel the strength and power of this movement.
The event takes place during the first 10 days of spring. We want to call for a pesticide free spring as this is the main period for spraying pesticides (in the Northern hemisphere).
Add your voice to this expanding international movement: get involved!
No need to have a lot of money, logistics or a specific experience: each action counts. Every single person, association, company, local government, teacher etc. can participate at their own scale. Actions can range from 10 people visiting an organic farm, 50 taking part in an organic cooking class, 100 watching a documentary to 200 people attending an international congress!
Be inspired to hold your own creative action and plan an event!
BACKGROUND –The issue of pesticides and their alternatives remains a central sanitary, agricultural and environmental topic which keeps mobilizing people across the world. All of us are exposed directly or indirectly to pesticides and further agrochemicals simply via the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and the products we use for gardening and in the household. Pesticides have serious impacts on our environment and our health. Vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and children are especially at risk.
More to come about the 2016 edition…
Communication tools for 2016
The 2016 logo
you can already download it here
The 2016 poster
The 2016 poster: Here you can download the 2016 poster in order to print it and use it for your events!
Communication tools for 2015
You can participate to! Organise your event! Share the event! Communicate the event with the help of our different tools!
The official 2015 poster
You can download it here and print it to promote your event
The official 2015 Flyer
Download here the official 2015 flyer which present the Pesticide Action Week. Do not hesitate to spreat it around you.
In 2015 we have created a new QR code that you can download here in order to use it on your communication tools (flyers, posters, Facebook, twitter, e-mail signature…). A QR code is a digital code that you can scan with a smartphone app in order to acess a specific website. Here you will go on the PAW english page! Do not hesitate to use and spreat it!
You can even travel with us every week by discovering a new postcard about the pesticides issue in differents part of the world. Send out our weekly postcard to your family and friends!
First destination: Europe
Second stop: Africa
Next stop: Latin America
And finally our last stop for this year: North America
Watch our short campaign video about the Pesticides Action Week
Download the screensavers
Download the campaign banner
Press kit 9th edition of the Pesticide Action Week March 2014
Do you wish to take part in the Pesticides Action Week? This is how you can participate:
Comply with the commitment charter
By registering your event on the website, you accept the commitment charter stated below.
To register an event:
- send us by e-mail all information about the event (type of event, date, place) to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Follow the objectives of the Pesticides Action Week The participants (associations, businesses, authorities, individuals etc.) can introduce a variety of events and action plans, which aim to reach the following targets: 1. Informing and alerting the public to the health and environmental risks linked to the use of synthetic pesticides (and non-bio pesticides) 2. Promote feasible alternatives to synthetic chemical treatments in all sectors (agriculture, gardening, roads and highways, green spaces, homes, textiles etc.)
2. Non-violence The participants involved will respect the rules against violence (e.g. verbal abuse of people or their actions).
3. Partners An event cannot be supported by businesses that produce or market pesticides.
If there is found to be a lack of respect for these principles, the coordinators will, without warning, delete the activities already registered on the website and will ask participants to no longer register their events on the site for the Pesticides Action Week.
Tel : +33 (0)9 70 46 09 94 / +33 (0)1 45 79 07 59