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.

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