Pesticide-Free Pledge

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.

Take the Pesticide-Free Pledge to keep your home, yard and garden free from toxic pesticides!

Most issues that you encounter in your home, yard or garden can be avoided or solved using ecological alternatives. That means being pesticide-free isn't just better for the environment, it's also easy!

Let the community know you took the pesticide-free pledge! Buy a "Pesticide-Free Healthy Habitat" yard sign, and post a photo of your yard with the hashtag #pesticidefreepledge

"To help protect the environment, my health, and the health of others, I pledge to avoid using synthetic pesticides in my home, yard and garden."

291 pledges
5,000 pledge goal

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  • Arutha Cobb
    endorsed 2020-03-31 18:31:50 -0700
    I will like to learn more about alternative ways to take care of my yard/garden
  • Gopal Donadkar
    endorsed 2020-03-12 06:57:29 -0700
  • Sydney Russell
    endorsed 2020-01-22 14:55:46 -0800
  • Gary Avery
    endorsed 2020-01-10 16:05:41 -0800
  • Michael Lino
    endorsed 2020-01-09 06:20:28 -0800
  • Ellen Martin
    endorsed 2019-12-25 12:28:09 -0800
  • Lisa Hammill-Picinich
    endorsed 2019-12-21 08:59:11 -0800
  • Mary Jensen
    endorsed 2019-12-20 20:47:23 -0800
  • Woody Rehanek
    endorsed 2019-12-20 19:35:11 -0800
    As members of local Safe Ag Safe Schools/Watsonville, we work with city, county, & state officials to reduce pesticides near local communities, particularly where schools & senior enclaves are located, because these are our most vulnerable citizens. We worked on the successful CHLORPYRIFOS ban in CA and are currently working to reduce & eliminate 1,3-dichloropropene, marketed by Corteva as Telone. This carcinogenic gas is the 3rd most widely used pesticide in CA and is heavily used to fumigate strawberry fields before transplanting. It not only kills all soil microorganisms, but the gas can travel long distances.
  • Cynthia Knowles
    endorsed 2019-12-20 13:27:58 -0800
  • Chuck Nafziger
    endorsed 2019-12-20 12:49:54 -0800
  • Ken Schefter
    endorsed 2019-12-20 12:47:03 -0800
  • Chris & Amy Mattias
    endorsed 2019-12-20 09:37:44 -0800
  • bronwyn gilfillan
    endorsed 2019-11-19 13:33:28 -0800
  • Aurelie Ward
    endorsed 2019-11-19 08:17:32 -0800
  • Aurelie Ward
    endorsed 2019-10-25 12:01:31 -0700
  • Rosanna King
    endorsed 2019-10-03 18:45:03 -0700
  • Maya Robinson
    endorsed 2019-10-02 11:29:29 -0700
  • jennifer pelzek
    endorsed 2019-10-01 10:24:11 -0700
  • Judith OKeefe
    endorsed 2019-10-01 10:18:42 -0700
  • Adrienne Smith
    endorsed 2019-10-01 10:12:35 -0700
  • Jennifer Tjoumakaris
    endorsed 2019-10-01 10:11:48 -0700
  • Rachelle Bell
    endorsed 2019-09-24 10:42:37 -0700
  • Edwina von Gal
    endorsed 2019-08-27 12:07:22 -0700
  • Carrie Thunell
    endorsed 2019-08-20 07:56:04 -0700
    would like to see neotonics banned. It is really hard to determine which plants I buy are really safe as retailers are less-than honest. All plants for sale should have tags that clearly delineate growing practices in regards to pesticide use. Lack of labeling or even info on nursery and garden center websites creates a barrier to knowing which plants are safe.
  • Do Navarro
    endorsed 2019-08-17 08:17:02 -0700
    Thank you for all the important work you do!
  • Merson Romano
    endorsed 2019-07-21 09:33:23 -0700
    Absolutely no toxic chemicals.
  • Celicia Byington
    endorsed 2019-06-26 20:55:39 -0700
  • Kristine Beam
    endorsed 2019-06-26 12:35:59 -0700
  • Layne Winklebleck
    endorsed 2019-06-25 12:01:21 -0700