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."

344 pledges
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  • Lisa Cowgill
    endorsed 2019-05-11 19:37:14 -0700
  • Taimur Malik
    endorsed 2019-05-02 12:51:40 -0700
  • Ina Gebert
    endorsed 2019-04-24 09:04:30 -0700
  • Hunter Currey
    endorsed 2019-04-24 07:05:00 -0700
    We are already pesticide free, and happy to make it official! Save the bugs!
  • Debra and Julia Foster-Ryan
    endorsed 2019-04-23 20:16:30 -0700
    Love that this is being implemented right next door in Oregon City! We’re silver certified backyard habitat in Milwaukie/Oak Grove. It is more important now than ever to do absolutely everything we can to protect the world around us.
  • Sarah Hoen
    endorsed 2019-04-23 16:40:02 -0700
  • Clelia Brigneti
    endorsed 2019-04-23 14:46:52 -0700
    We stopped using chemicals 2 years ago!
  • Nancy Nelson
    endorsed 2019-04-19 05:33:56 -0700
    I’d love a sign for my yard.
  • Nathan Broden
    endorsed 2019-04-18 15:43:22 -0700
  • Krysta Criss
    endorsed 2019-03-30 22:34:59 -0700
  • Jennifer MacAulay
    endorsed 2019-03-28 20:47:43 -0700
  • Crystal Clearwater
    endorsed 2019-03-20 21:46:40 -0700
  • Echo Seaman
    endorsed 2019-03-20 20:25:56 -0700
    I would like to help out.
  • Nancy Broshot
    endorsed 2019-03-16 13:32:49 -0700
    have been pesticide free for over 30 years! Glad to see a movement to spread it
  • Gabe DiCenzo
    endorsed 2019-03-11 01:16:25 -0700
  • Don Stephens
    endorsed 2019-01-31 21:51:20 -0800
  • Adrienne Crockett
    endorsed 2019-01-31 14:12:51 -0800
    I would love a sign to post in my yard. Thanks!
  • Gary Avery
    endorsed 2019-01-31 13:19:01 -0800
  • Karen Bond
    endorsed 2019-01-27 12:30:31 -0800
  • Shannon Santorineos
    endorsed 2019-01-23 23:23:26 -0800
  • Alicia Crippen
    endorsed 2019-01-22 20:55:06 -0800
  • Judy Schaffer
    endorsed 2019-01-22 14:18:57 -0800
  • Kirsten Kelly
    endorsed 2019-01-18 16:25:07 -0800
  • Val Sabo
    endorsed 2019-01-17 22:19:28 -0800
  • Jeanne Becker
    endorsed 2019-01-17 08:37:15 -0800
  • Margaret Ann Torsu
    endorsed 2019-01-16 10:48:03 -0800
    I ADORE that you have arranged this. I work, or I’d proudly attend your event. Thankyou for your hard work here. I have been pesticide free for about 5 years now. I look forward to any updates.
  • William Foster
    endorsed 2019-01-16 10:30:15 -0800
  • Sharon Selvaggio
    followed this page 2019-01-08 14:11:32 -0800
  • Dianne Ensign
    endorsed 2019-01-08 12:35:55 -0800
    I have never used pesticides or herbicides, inside or outside.
  • Francesca Anton
    endorsed 2019-01-08 12:30:53 -0800
    I’ve built my garden for 21 years now with NO pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or industrial fertilizers. Please come visit to see how amazing a garden can be without a lawn or poisons. I’ll bet the weight of all the beneficial plant and animal life above and below the soil line in my garden now is in the tons. In the spring there are baby skinks and lots of native snakes (harmless to people!), the summer blooms are literally teeming with beneficial insects, and the hummingbirds nest in the yard because they feel so comfortable, protected and loved. The birds year-round are a joy. The mason bees are full of personality and fill the garden all summer. The little brown bats spend every summer evening over the garden feeding on the insects in the air. I can’t think of very many other aspects of living in town that are so delightful and satisfying in this life, and I invite you to join me in this small-but-vital effort to build poison free communities that are healthy and beautiful for all us creatures "-)