_I just got this email from the NWF. Just an example of how a small group of people with a common voice can effect major change.
The following is an update:
Joint Statement from Scotts Miracle-Gro and National Wildlife Federation
January 29, 2012
The National Wildlife Federation has worked together with Scotts Miracle-Gro over the past two years on programs to educate gardeners about global warming, connect children to the outdoors and help restore habitat following the Gulf oil disaster. Both parties recently announced plans for an even broader partnership that was based on our common interests.
Since that time, Scotts announced a pending legal settlement related to events in 2008 that predate our partnership, which has made it clear that the partnership is not viable. Therefore, NWF and Scotts will work together to end the partnership in a friendly and mutually beneficial way.
The NWF came to its senses. It proves to me that money is less of a concern than our environment at least to the NWF. It also provides further evidence that Scotts is not really going to change. Perhaps being shunned by the National Wildlife Federation will open their eyes. Perhaps the millions in fines that Scotts will be forced to pay for knowingly poisoning birds will make the chemical giant have a change of heart. I will believe it when I see it, but for now I will take this victory!