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Brian Jordan, 207.446-2449,; Eldredge Lumber & Hardware: John Bochert, 207.363-2004

National Groups Celebrate Local Hardware Store’s Transition to Organic

As national groups call for big hardware stores to abandon bee-killing pesticides, Eldredge Lumber & Hardware Sets a National Example

YORK - As hundreds of activists across the country are campaigning to urge Ace and True Value Hardware stores to stop selling bee-killing pesticides, a local Ace Hardware affiliate has already made the switch.

Eldredge Lumber & Hardware’s Scott Eldredge and John Bochert will discuss their amazing transition away from synthetic chemicals and successful switch to Organic products and practices, and how their approach presents a strong alternative for hardware stores across the country.

WHAT: Press Conference and Media Availability

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 12 p.m.

WHERE: Eldredge Lumber & Hardware, 627 N US 1, York, ME

WHO: Speakers will include Brian Jordan (Organic Consumers Association); Andy Jones (Toxic Action Center); John Bochert and Scott Eldredge (Eldredge Lumber & Hardware) (TBA)


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The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

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