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 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."

131 pledges
5,000 pledge goal

Will you pledge?

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  • Patricia Pagaling
    endorsed 2015-11-11 06:59:27 -0800
    Thanks for all that NCAP is doing to educate and inspire people to transition to safe alternatives! Here is Ojai, CA we have a similar organization, “Transition to Organics”. Our website:
  • Ashley Chesser
    endorsed 2015-11-05 15:39:44 -0800
    My yard is safe for people and pets!
  • Ashley Chesser
    followed this page 2015-11-05 11:09:22 -0800
  • light yagami
    endorsed 2015-10-25 10:32:13 -0700
    I’m always pesticide free ;3! Onyl 71 pledges out of 5,000 goal though….. saaaad haha good luck
  • Mackenzie Thompson
    endorsed 2015-10-24 02:50:03 -0700
  • Vicki Hagan
    endorsed 2015-09-07 11:26:18 -0700
    Please stop the spraying of pesticide in Orange county
  • R O'Brien
    endorsed 2015-08-19 07:53:19 -0700
  • August Baxley
    endorsed 2015-08-13 15:04:25 -0700
  • Elisabeth Holmes
    endorsed 2015-07-18 14:57:33 -0700
  • Tracey Byrne
    endorsed 2015-07-14 19:45:02 -0700
    Pesticide-free Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary for 18 years…
  • Amanda Shaw
    endorsed 2015-07-14 14:16:46 -0700
    So excited to be a part of this!
  • Ingrid Wendt
    endorsed 2015-07-13 14:49:18 -0700
    I’m working hard to get our townhouse complex of 89 units pesticide free (the groundskeepers use Roundup), and your site is very helpful in providing resources! Thank you for all the good work you do!
  • Dianne Ensign
    endorsed 2015-07-08 07:10:57 -0700
  • katie lynch
    endorsed 2015-06-30 10:19:43 -0700
    It is so obvious that a toxic-free world is in ALL our best interests, i just marvel that we have to create pledges for this. Thank you for doing this work and raising awareness.
  • Janet Vieth
    endorsed 2015-06-27 20:15:29 -0700
  • Donna Conrad
    endorsed 2015-06-26 14:04:03 -0700
  • D Weiner
    endorsed 2015-06-26 07:18:42 -0700
  • Deb Skinner
    endorsed 2015-06-23 23:03:28 -0700
    The only thing I want to wash off my garden is bird droppings and the little bit of dirt that splashes when I water.
  • Deb Skinner
    endorsed 2015-06-23 22:57:24 -0700
    The only thing I want to wash off my garden is bird droppings and the little bit of dirt that splashes when I water.
  • Leda Hermecz
    endorsed 2015-06-23 22:25:06 -0700
  • Claire lichtenfels
    endorsed 2015-06-23 21:27:01 -0700
  • Dennis Morgan
    endorsed 2015-06-23 21:08:03 -0700
  • Elki Powers
    endorsed 2015-06-23 15:42:34 -0700
  • I. Taylor
    endorsed 2015-06-23 15:18:34 -0700
    So glad you keep going……Maybe one day we’ll be chemical free!
  • M. Keene Hueftle
    endorsed 2015-06-23 14:32:49 -0700
    keep up yur vital work -

  • Norm Brown
    endorsed 2015-06-23 14:07:29 -0700
    Thanks for all your work to increase awareness of this important issue
  • Diane Watkins
    endorsed 2015-06-23 13:02:24 -0700
  • Jane Lloyd
    endorsed 2015-06-23 12:31:13 -0700
    Love you guys! Thank you‼️😊
  • Dan Kent
    endorsed 2015-06-23 12:25:52 -0700
    Pesticide-free for clean rivers!
  • satyaban sahu
    endorsed 2015-06-19 10:19:46 -0700