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!

We are conducting a Pesticide-Free Neighborhoods project, starting in Oregon City. If you are an Oregon City resident, we'll provide you with a Pesticide-Free Zone ladybug sign simply for taking the pledge. We will contact you to coordinate delivery once you have signed the pledge below. Able to help with the project? We need volunteers! Come join our efforts to talk to as many Oregon City households as we can! There is an orientation party on January 26, 11am-1pm at the Oregon City Library, snacks provided. 606 John Adams St, Oregon City, OR 97045. RSVP for the orientation at www.pesticide.org/oregoncity Call Sharon at 503-704-0327 for more information.

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."

266 pledges
5,000 pledge goal

Will you pledge?

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  • 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
  • Krysta Criss
    endorsed 2019-03-30 22:34:59 -0700
  • Jennifer MacAulay
    endorsed 2019-03-28 20:47:43 -0700
  • Crystal Clearwater
    endorsed 2019-03-20 21:46:40 -0700
  • Echo Seaman
    endorsed 2019-03-20 20:25:56 -0700
    I would like to help out.
  • Nancy Broshot
    endorsed 2019-03-16 13:32:49 -0700
    have been pesticide free for over 30 years! Glad to see a movement to spread it
  • Gabe DiCenzo
    endorsed 2019-03-11 01:16:25 -0700
  • Cathleen Schaff
    endorsed 2019-02-17 17:45:36 -0800
    We have never used pesticides at our residents and pledge to never use them.
  • Don Stephens
    endorsed 2019-01-31 21:51:20 -0800
  • Adrienne Crockett
    endorsed 2019-01-31 14:12:51 -0800
    I would love a sign to post in my yard. Thanks!
  • Gary Avery
    endorsed 2019-01-31 13:19:01 -0800