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."