The Organic Consumers Association, along with Friends of the Earth, SumofUs.org and other protectors of the environment have called on Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling plants coated in neonicotinoids. Neonics, as they’re not-so-affectionately called, are a class of pesticides considered largely responsible for killing off the honeybee.

So far, neither Home Depot nor Lowe’s has responded to our petitions. So we’ve designated this week as “Swarm Home Depot and Lowe’s Week.” How can you help? By tapping the power of social media, of course.

Here’s what to do. Take to twitter. Here are a couple of tweets for inspiration, but you can create your own messages, too.

@homedepot @lowes: 1 out of 3 bites of food need #bees! Stop selling bee-killing pesticides! #BeeAction @foe_us www.beeaction.org

Buzz kill: @Home Depot @Lowes stop selling bee-killing pesticides #BeeAction @foe_us www.beeaction.org

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The EPA is letting the chemical companies get away with murder. For years, the agency has done nothing to stop Bayer and Monsanto, the leading bee-killers.  Now, the EPA is considering petitions from Dow and Syngenta to expand and increase the use of two insecticides, sulfoxaflor and thiamethoxam. Both belong to the neonicotionid class of pesticides implicated in the mass die-off of bees, known…

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