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."

402 pledges
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  • Knox Cellars Orchard Mason Bees
    endorsed 2024-05-21 13:07:01 -0700
    Knox Cellars Orchard Mason Bees is committed to hosting a pesticide free yard for our Northwest native bee, the Orchard Mason Bee, to fly as they gather healthy pollen for next year’s OMBs.
  • Rosemary Quinn
    endorsed 2024-05-09 11:02:23 -0700
  • Lisa Lauer
    endorsed 2024-05-03 08:00:10 -0700
    I would love to volunteer but that’s one heck of a commute. Love from the heart of Texas!
  • Doug Campbell
    endorsed 2024-04-29 15:41:49 -0700
    Ban all toxic pesticides
  • Jordan Bates
    endorsed 2024-04-21 13:46:27 -0700
  • Pamela Doran
    endorsed 2024-04-21 08:34:49 -0700
  • Ron Garst
    endorsed 2024-04-19 09:07:31 -0700
  • Mark Rendon
    endorsed 2024-04-18 18:29:00 -0700
    Thank you!
  • Nancy Maxeiner
    endorsed 2024-04-17 11:49:48 -0700
  • Stacie Hll
    endorsed 2024-04-17 10:44:25 -0700
  • V Anderson
    endorsed 2024-04-17 09:56:27 -0700
  • Vonda Purdy-Myers
    endorsed 2024-04-17 09:01:59 -0700
    Love you all.
  • Meagan Evans
    endorsed 2024-04-16 22:45:26 -0700
  • Diane hise
    endorsed 2024-04-16 21:26:39 -0700
  • Val Rocco
    endorsed 2024-04-16 21:07:37 -0700
    Oh heck ya, together! Together!
  • Leslie Gon
    endorsed 2024-04-16 17:40:42 -0700
    Thanks to all of you who have made a difference in protecting our environment.!😊🌳💐🥀
  • Dr Raquel Feroe
    endorsed 2024-04-16 15:49:14 -0700
  • Dianne Ensign
    endorsed 2024-04-16 14:45:34 -0700
    I have never used pesticides or herbicides in my yard.
  • Letitia Noel
    endorsed 2024-04-16 14:14:33 -0700
    Zero pesticides in my garden!
  • Ruth Anne Faust
    endorsed 2024-04-16 13:40:03 -0700
  • Ellen Fine
    endorsed 2024-04-16 13:30:05 -0700
    Easy Peasy! Now, if only my neighbors would join in!
  • Mark Torf
    endorsed 2024-04-16 13:17:58 -0700
  • Anne Millhollen
    endorsed 2024-04-16 13:09:18 -0700
  • Calli Madrone
    endorsed 2024-04-16 12:55:41 -0700
  • Elizabeth Hauser
    endorsed 2024-04-16 12:32:04 -0700
  • Robert Denk
    endorsed 2024-04-16 12:30:53 -0700
    28 years on our small 5 acre plot and we have never used a pesticide pr herbicide. WE are all natural and are registered as a wildlife sanctuary. We provide natural food sources and living spaces for many pollinators and other creatures. But it all means nothing if we cannot stop the Big Agro industry.
  • Ken Kipen
    endorsed 2024-04-16 12:30:20 -0700
    We bought 16 acres of open meadow in 1973 and have never used pesticides on it, and never will!
  • Ada Michele Alston
    endorsed 2024-04-12 17:25:27 -0700
  • Carolyn Pasquarella
    endorsed 2024-04-01 22:06:14 -0700
  • Carmen Portela
    endorsed 2024-04-01 17:59:06 -0700