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! 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."

276 pledges
5,000 pledge goal

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  • 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
  • Sharon Selvaggio
    endorsed 2019-06-23 10:38:10 -0700
  • Andi Moore
    endorsed 2019-06-11 09:40:42 -0700
  • Maralee Cross
    endorsed 2019-06-05 04:42:12 -0700
    I have one, but would like to purchase additional “pesticide free zone” signs. Where can I do this?
  • megan petrucelli
    endorsed 2019-06-04 16:45:07 -0700
  • Kayla Scheafer
    endorsed 2019-05-31 15:01:08 -0700
    Thank you for your work!
  • Alexa Heung
    endorsed 2019-05-31 10:18:29 -0700
  • Lisa Cowgill
    endorsed 2019-05-11 19:37:14 -0700
  • Taimur Malik
    endorsed 2019-05-02 12:51:40 -0700
  • Ina Gebert
    endorsed 2019-04-24 09:04:30 -0700
  • Hunter Currey
    endorsed 2019-04-24 07:05:00 -0700
    We are already pesticide free, and happy to make it official! Save the bugs!
  • Debra and Julia Foster-Ryan
    endorsed 2019-04-23 20:16:30 -0700
    Love that this is being implemented right next door in Oregon City! We’re silver certified backyard habitat in Milwaukie/Oak Grove. It is more important now than ever to do absolutely everything we can to protect the world around us.
  • Sarah Hoen
    endorsed 2019-04-23 16:40:02 -0700
  • Clelia Brigneti
    endorsed 2019-04-23 14:46:52 -0700
    We stopped using chemicals 2 years ago!
  • Nancy Nelson
    endorsed 2019-04-19 05:33:56 -0700
    I’d love a sign for my yard.
  • Nathan Broden
    endorsed 2019-04-18 15:43:22 -0700