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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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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