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."

347 pledges
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  • 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 "-)
  • jack Lussier
    endorsed 2019-01-08 07:58:25 -0800
    The following campuses and centers have been Herbicide free for over 3 years now Sylvania, SE, Climb and Newberg and the District will be herbicide free in 2020
  • Katie Beebe
    endorsed 2019-01-07 21:06:58 -0800
  • Patti Randles
    endorsed 2019-01-07 17:59:49 -0800
  • Shira Fogel
    endorsed 2019-01-07 15:47:43 -0800
  • Brianne Uerkwitz
    endorsed 2018-11-28 13:33:43 -0800
    My home and the land it stands on have been free from poisonous pesticides for almost 8 years. Here’s to more people pledging for safe air, land, and water.
  • adel elbaaz orabi
    endorsed 2018-11-14 08:40:51 -0800
  • adel elbaaz orabi
    endorsed 2018-11-14 06:56:04 -0800
    I am an agricultural engineer
  • kris graves
    endorsed 2018-11-05 09:29:37 -0800
    Keep up the good work! Also, I live in COrvallis. Is there anyone from your group that lives here? I would love to have a coffee with them and work together to make Corvallis become much more toxic free.
  • Amelia Taylor
    endorsed 2018-08-15 14:07:59 -0700
  • Kate Applegte
    endorsed 2018-07-09 21:09:48 -0700
    My yard is pesticide free. I have the luxury of coexisting with whatever chooses to land here.
  • Reese Mercer
    endorsed 2018-07-09 12:03:57 -0700
  • Ranee Solmonsson
    endorsed 2018-05-17 07:35:58 -0700
    Will you be selling more signs?
  • Michelle Bruty
    endorsed 2018-05-15 16:55:31 -0700
  • Carlos Alberto Guzman
    endorsed 2018-04-21 06:05:25 -0700
    I mighy need some help for weed control in garden and Peony orchard. Please if possible send further information about hot water weed control

  • Meg Snyder
    endorsed 2018-04-15 10:24:51 -0700
  • Rita Gnap
    endorsed 2018-04-02 13:59:26 -0700
  • Gina Gervase
    endorsed 2018-03-20 13:15:44 -0700
    Go NCAP!
  • Karen Amen
    endorsed 2018-02-02 19:44:20 -0800
  • Marianne Tompkins
    endorsed 2017-12-16 19:50:41 -0800
    Healthy soils equals healthy plants and a healthy life. No to pesticides.
  • Bev Veals
    endorsed 2017-11-06 13:48:26 -0800
    I am driven to help educate parents and communities in my area about becoming more sustainable as homeowners by curbing the use of toxins on our lawns and in our homes. Any information is welcome. I have restarted a group called Project SafeYard™ and hope to help communicate your message!
  • stander tech
    endorsed 2017-11-05 01:29:35 -0800
  • Camille Gullickson
    endorsed 2017-10-25 21:52:24 -0700
  • Jill Zy
    endorsed 2017-10-08 20:22:31 -0700
  • Volodymyr Druzhshchienshkyj
    endorsed 2017-09-19 08:47:13 -0700
  • romina soria
    endorsed 2017-08-11 14:19:41 -0700
  • Debra Hazelett
    endorsed 2017-06-27 18:05:49 -0700
    Our pesticide free butterfly garden draws hundreds of bees, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, hummingbirds and frogs.
  • Andrea Stapleton
    followed this page 2017-06-20 11:27:22 -0700