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."

264 pledges
5,000 pledge goal

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  • Viviane Marescot
    endorsed 2016-06-08 14:40:13 -0700
  • Kristina Townsend
    endorsed 2016-06-06 12:51:26 -0700
  • dana entler
    endorsed 2016-05-26 11:46:44 -0700
  • Michele Todd
    endorsed 2016-05-07 19:08:11 -0700
  • Carrie Santti
    endorsed 2016-05-05 11:18:22 -0700
  • Kristina Townsend
    endorsed via 2016-05-02 14:06:35 -0700
    Thank you!! My daughter was poisoned by Round up READY sprayed next door to us She ended up in hospital, my dog suffered severe chemical burns on her paws and I had stroke symptoms Any time the toxic chemicals get released they all have consequences seen and unseen THEY NEED TO GO!!!
  • Amy Weinheimer
    endorsed 2016-04-23 21:32:39 -0700
  • Katie Beebe
    endorsed 2016-04-12 16:03:57 -0700
  • Jeff Cope
    endorsed 2016-03-26 15:23:56 -0700
    I encourage other Corvallis Residents to take the pledge
  • gilles seigneurgens
    endorsed 2016-03-09 03:17:45 -0800
  • Kayla Gibson
    endorsed 2016-03-06 12:09:06 -0800
  • Annie Odean
    endorsed 2016-02-10 11:28:46 -0800
    Thank you for all the work you do and for the incredible wealth of information on your website. I have known about NCAP for decades and I with others here in CG are working to get South Lane School District to stop spraying herbicides in the spring. I’m raising holy hell so to speak! We worked on educating the district staff last spring after applications were made and now we are doing our best to make sure it doesn’t happen again this spring!!!!! I have downloaded and printed info on 2,4,D Glyphosate and Dicamba. This will help our argument for safe alternatives. District staff need “suggestions” of safe alternatives. Industrial strength vinegar is on this list of alternatives. Mechanical methods of course are effective but have been explained as “uneconomical and impractical” due to lack of “manpower available”. (This is where I want to gnash my teeth! ( – : ) I am going to look further on your site for ALTERNATIVES.
  • Jackie Rodgers
    endorsed 2016-02-04 09:23:32 -0800
    Aloha!

    Here on Maui the Department of Transportation stopped using Roundup two years ago, replacing this herbicide with Avenger. This is an organic herbicide made from orange oil that is approved by the EPA and allowed in Hawaii. We are trying to educate everyone here on this tiny island to stop using Glyphosate and use alternative methods that are safe for the environment and the Aina.

    A large group of Landscapers and hotels continue to use this product without reading the 4 hours re-entry violation written on the MSDS, exposing everyone to the chemical. The Park and Recreation Department are heavy users of this product. DLNR are also heavy users. We have documentation that are are spraying around children and in area that contaminate our reefs. The County of Maui has yet to stop using this product knowing that it is dangerous to the public. Education is the key, and we are trying very hard to get the word out and convince them to change the procedures they have been doing for so long. Make them understand how fragile this environment is and we need to start thinking about protecting it at all costs. We have Monsanto doing experimental testing here on Maui, exposing the surrounding homes with multiple spray schedules, stacking toxic chemicals and not thinking twice about the thousands of people here on the islands that are getting sick from the exposure. Education is the key, and we need as much help as we can possible get from everyone here in Hawaii and those who want to see Hawaii as the picture perfect Paradise from around the world. Our government protects large corporations and allows them to use Hawaii for profit. We have to introduce Stewardship into the minds of everyone who lives here. We have to protect and defend this tiny land mass from the constant bombardment of pesticides that are being used by everyone. Our reefs are dying and the soil in contaminated by atrazine, 2,4D, roundup, coal ash, mercury, polado, arsenic and so many others that are imported into Hawaii without any thought about how this will end for Paradise as we once knew it to be. Our native birds are almost extinct, the fish on our reefs are disappearing, the water we drink is contaminated with pesticides.

    We are trying to make a difference, but we need a lot of help.

    Thank you for listening,

    Jackie in Kihei
  • Jackie Rodgers
    endorsed 2016-02-04 09:23:30 -0800
    Aloha!

    Here on Maui the Department of Transportation stopped using Roundup two years ago, replacing this herbicide with Avenger. This is an organic herbicide made from orange oil that is approved by the EPA and allowed in Hawaii. We are trying to educate everyone here on this tiny island to stop using Glyphosate and use alternative methods that are safe for the environment and the Aina.

    A large group of Landscapers and hotels continue to use this product without reading the 4 hours re-entry violation written on the MSDS, exposing everyone to the chemical. The Park and Recreation Department are heavy users of this product. DLNR are also heavy users. We have documentation that are are spraying around children and in area that contaminate our reefs. The County of Maui has yet to stop using this product knowing that it is dangerous to the public. Education is the key, and we are trying very hard to get the word out and convince them to change the procedures they have been doing for so long. Make them understand how fragile this environment is and we need to start thinking about protecting it at all costs. We have Monsanto doing experimental testing here on Maui, exposing the surrounding homes with multiple spray schedules, stacking toxic chemicals and not thinking twice about the thousands of people here on the islands that are getting sick from the exposure. Education is the key, and we need as much help as we can possible get from everyone here in Hawaii and those who want to see Hawaii as the picture perfect Paradise from around the world. Our government protects large corporations and allows them to use Hawaii for profit. We have to introduce Stewardship into the minds of everyone who lives here. We have to protect and defend this tiny land mass from the constant bombardment of pesticides that are being used by everyone. Our reefs are dying and the soil in contaminated by atrazine, 2,4D, roundup, coal ash, mercury, polado, arsenic and so many others that are imported into Hawaii without any thought about how this will end for Paradise as we once knew it to be. Our native birds are almost extinct, the fish on our reefs are disappearing, the water we drink is contaminated with pesticides.

    We are trying to make a difference, but we need a lot of help.

    Thank you for listening,

    Jackie in Kihei
  • Christopher Endler
    endorsed 2016-01-04 12:51:10 -0800
  • Chloe Thompson
    endorsed via 2015-11-18 16:00:25 -0800
  • 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: www.transition-to-organics.org.
  • 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.