Institutions

Institutions are reducing pesticide use.

Remember when people would smoke in restaurants, libraries, and other indoor places? It took public officials paying attention to public health evidence, strong voices, and a change in culture to get where we are with smoking now. Today we are in a similar situation with common lawn weedkillers. They are widely used and known to be toxic to children and our rivers. It’s up to us to push, act on what we already know, and ask institutions and business owners who manage large lawn areas to go without weed killers, save money, and protect our health and our streams.

We already know businesses, churches, and other institutions feel pressure to spray because our culture encourages it. Some people even say you’re not a “Good American” if you don’t spray toxic chemicals to create a perfect lawn. Help us change what it means to be a Good Neighbor.

Look who is leading…

  • Blackhawk Automatic Sprinklers, Inc., Cedar Falls
  • Bloom and Bark Farm, Keosauqua
  • Brandenburg’s House of Violins, Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Falls Mennonite Church, Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Falls Women’s Club, Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Valley Unitarian Universalists, Cedar Falls
  • Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids
  • Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines
  • Des Moines Water Works, Des Moines
  • Elkader Jail House Inn, Elkader
  • Grinnell Heritage Farm, Grinnell
  • Hansen’s Dairy Store, Cedar Falls
  • Kaiser Farm, Waverly
  • Living Lands and Water Office, Moline
  • Lutheran Student Center, Cedar Falls
  • Marvin Garden, Grinnell
  • Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque
  • New Pioneer Food Co-op Cedar Rapids
  • New Pioneer Food Co-op Coralville
  • New Pioneer Food Co-op Hub Kitchen and Bakery, Iowa City
  • New Pioneer Food Co-op Iowa City
  • Peaceful Healing Journey Center, Dubuque
  • Prairie Woods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha
  • Salvation Army: Waterloo
  • The Crisis Center of Johnson County, Iowa City
  • Wesley Foundation, Cedar Falls

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