Pesticide-Free Pledge

Two young children sitting in the grass

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! Showcase your healthy home or yard by posting a photo of your yard on social media 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."

373 pledges
1,000 pledge goal

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  • Mary Gaudet-Wilson
    endorsed 2023-12-21 17:14:59 -0800
  • Hannah Mitchell
    endorsed 2023-11-20 04:02:34 -0800
    Thanks for all the work you do, and access to information about pesticides and reducing their use.
  • Ganiyu Daromosu
    endorsed 2023-11-20 00:28:29 -0800
  • Jen Murray
    endorsed 2023-10-08 08:11:56 -0700
  • Madronna Holden
    endorsed 2023-09-27 13:40:38 -0700
  • Joan Bradley
    endorsed 2023-09-27 06:45:30 -0700
  • Heather Graham
    endorsed 2023-09-16 16:04:19 -0700
  • Heidi Selig
    endorsed 2023-08-27 08:51:48 -0700
  • Denise Long
    endorsed 2023-08-24 10:28:07 -0700
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    endorsed 2023-07-18 04:19:00 -0700
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  • Barbara Everett
    endorsed 2023-07-13 11:59:58 -0700
    We live in a toxic world and are bombarded by toxins daily from a cocktail of pesticides in our food, pollution, chemicals in our toiletries, food additives, preservatives, household cleaners, heavy metals, drugs (legal and illegal) and the less than healthy diets the majority of us eat – too much bad fat, salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine etc.

    70% of illnesses are related to a lack of minerals which are found in fruit and vegetables. The chemicals and pesticides sprayed on crops are contributing to all illnesses.
  • Alice Jena
    endorsed 2023-07-13 11:15:06 -0700
  • mona Lydon-Rochelle
    endorsed 2023-07-04 12:32:36 -0700
  • Jessica Davis
    endorsed 2023-06-09 19:49:23 -0700
  • Mary Addams
    endorsed 2023-06-07 19:37:04 -0700
  • Sam Moore
    endorsed 2023-05-31 15:04:51 -0700
  • Angela Marzano
    endorsed 2023-05-23 16:16:37 -0700
  • Marc, Victor Naiken
    endorsed 2023-05-23 11:27:00 -0700
  • Rex Fox
    endorsed 2023-05-15 19:09:25 -0700
    Keep up the good work. NCAP is s great organization.
  • Andrew Lunding
    endorsed 2023-05-11 15:39:05 -0700
  • Jason Terry
    endorsed 2023-05-10 07:40:54 -0700
  • dylan blair
    endorsed 2023-05-01 14:05:55 -0700
  • Angela Stapleton
    endorsed 2023-04-26 13:46:27 -0700
  • David Strate
    endorsed 2023-04-13 20:44:43 -0700
  • Abby McKinney
    endorsed 2023-04-11 10:41:12 -0700
  • Margaret Chowen
    endorsed 2023-04-05 14:17:42 -0700
    I also post on every Facebook page I can find to stop using poisons to poison rats and coyotes. My friend runs a songbird rehab and birds of prey facility and we get owls and Hawks and Eagles and all the time that is eaten rats that have been poisoned. And I help a friend who grows most all of her own food and uses no pesticides or herbicides
  • Sayla Grom
    endorsed 2023-03-23 16:53:34 -0700
  • Melissa Cohen
    endorsed 2023-01-21 07:28:38 -0800
  • Charlie Han
    endorsed 2022-12-27 17:09:00 -0800
  • Ej Lopez
    endorsed 2022-11-08 13:26:07 -0800
    I PLEDGE TO AVOID USING SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES IN MY HOME, YARD AND GARDEN. Please send a yard sign to let my friends and neighbors know!