Margaret Lewis commented on Contact Us 2017-05-24 17:07:12 -0700Hi, I Live in Eugene and have been really bothered by the use of pesticides and herbicides in our community. I would like to approach local businesses and let them know that their patrons do not support the use of these chemicals. Do you have information packets that I could give to these businesses? I would like to show them both 1. why its important to stop poisoning the earth and 2. what they can do instead. I can print some of your sheets from the website, but I’d like to know if you have packets available to help businesses transition out of the use of pesticides and herbicides. I could really use some help from our community in voicing this request to every single business that we frequent. Together we can speak up, and show the industries around us that they will lose patronage if they do not make these crucial changes.
I am also really bothered by my neighbors choosing to use chemicals on their lawns and gardens. I do not know how to tactfully approach them without making them feeling heavily blamed and criticized by me. I wish there was a better community outreach program to reach these people who don’t really seem to understand the impact of what they are doing.
Thank you so much! Margaret
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Margaret Lewis endorsed 2017-05-24 16:45:32 -0700
Pesticides are agents (including insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides) that are designed to kill living organisms. But they don't just kill the "pest," they can harm other creatures too. Many common chemical pesticides are dangerous and can cause ill health effects in people, pets and wildlife when exposure occurs. Over time, repeated or severe exposures can lead to serious illnesses, cancer, and birth defects.
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