Scotts MiracleGro and the National Wildlife Federation have Partnered Up

Scotts MiracleGro and the National Wildlife Federation have Partnered Up

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Almost two years ago we posted the news that the National Wildlife Federation was seeking input about possibly partnering up with various corporations, including such known wildlife-huggers as Ortho, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Spectracide.  Your comments were pretty darn negative, but seem to have gone unheeded.  Scotts DOES have tons of money, after all.

Here’s the story.

After announcing the programs that Scotts will be funding, the company reinforces its “similarities” to NWF.

“During our support of the NWF’s wildlife relief work in the Gulf of Mexico, we realized how many similarities our organizations shared – and started exploring ways to work together,” said Jim Lyski, executive vice president, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “NWF offers a unique perspective that we believe can help shape our sustainability initiatives, and proactively engage thought leaders on constructively developing solutions to environmental and societal challenges. This partnership for us is about building a business that leaves our world better off than we found it.”

Posted by

Susan Harris
on January 23, 2012 at 11:27 am, in the category Gardening on the Planet.

14 Comments
    • shira
    • 2nd November 2016
    • Pat
    • 3rd November 2016

    It would appear that NWF has followed Garden Writers to the ATM dba Scotts. Don’t care how you spin it, Scotts isn’t playing in the same game, and it makes me sad to see the selling of souls. That Scotts will now use these associations to provide “green” cover is nasty collateral damage.

    • Abby
    • 9th November 2016

    What’s next? Blood money from Monsanto?

    • admin
    • 10th November 2016

    Our negative comments may not have made a difference in some forums but make your displeasure know….if you are upset by this, voice your concerns at Certified Wildlife Habitat page on Facebook!

    • Sue Sweeney
    • 14th November 2016

    Thank you for this post.

    • Lisa
    • 15th November 2016

    I love this blog. Long time reader, first time commenter! I have a friend who recently took a job with the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and have been following their blog as well. Just wanted to share this network with readers and commenters as this post reminded me of the work they are doing (there isn’t a direct connection, but, like I said, it just reminded me and ID am trying to spread the word!).

    • UrsulaV
    • 15th November 2016

    I’ve sent ’em feedback. They’ve lost my yearly donation, but I’m sadly aware that my piddly $50 a year isn’t much compared to Scotts.

    • admin
    • 15th November 2016

    Just left my comments on NWF and the Habitat Facebook pages.

    • UrsulaV
    • 15th November 2016

    I’ll add that they are in fact trying to do damage control on Twitter, so that’s a good place to talk to them!

    • Jason
    • 15th November 2016

    I was an NWF member for a few years. I dropped my membership a while back, just because I wasn’t clear on what NWF was doing that others weren’t. It’s saddens me to see NWF provide cover for Scotts in this way.

    • admin
    • 16th November 2016

    I think its a sad day when National Wildlife federation joins up with a not so green organization. If you look at the overall situation it seems to me that Scotts, Monsanto, BASF and others are beginning to panic. They should as the end to them is coming.

    • Laura S
    • 16th November 2016

    Thank you so much for the education. I appreciate everything you share with us.

    • Darcy
    • 16th November 2016

    Perhaps this is an opportunity not recognize? If Scotts is going to parnter with NWF, then let’s have an “occupy Scott and NWF” event.

    • Kathy Green
    • 16th November 2016

    I mentioned your post today when I wrote about NWF and Scotts on Beautiful Wildlife Garden – Should the Sign come down? You can find it here:

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