There are many things you can do. 

May we suggest the following:

   Trespass "Send a letter to President Obama and your Congressional representative stating that you no longer wish to be a part of the giant experiment of chemical trespass. 
  AB1006 Assembly woman Judy Chu has authored the Healthy Schools 2003 which would have baned the use of pesticides in schools.  The Assembly passed the bill and the Senate Agriculture Committee shelved it so it died on the vine.  If you live in California, the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, AB 2260, passed both houses and was signed by  Governor Gray Davis. This new bill goes further and is more protective but will have to be reintroduced.  
CT SAFE Call or contact these officials to try to stop the spraying of Scourge on a  chemically compromised individual in Meriden, CT.  Read more!!  You can help!!  
Fairfax The Fairfax town council passed their "neighbor notification" ordinance 5 to 0.  Modeled after a similar bill from New York it requires all neighbors spraying more than 9 sq. feet to notify neighbors within 150 feet 48 hours in advance.  Now the state of California Department of Pesticide Regulations has threatened to sue the city.  Read the bill.
San Anselmo San Anselmo passed their city IPM ordinance in September 5-0.  Read Boulder, Colorado's ordinance where people can be fined up to $1,000 if they do not comply.  You can also read the Halifax ordinance by clicking on the underlined words. Read  Pesticide Bylaw P-800 and Administrative Order 23.
Greenwich, CT , Staff Writer for the Greenwich Times reports that town officials say they want to create a policy to curb pesticide use on town land and the state attorney is joining a multistate suit to force a reduction in pesticide use in public housing.
The pesticide industry has begun an attack ad campaign that have hit the trade press, calling environmentalists and health advocates “extremists” and “misinformed.” The pesticide industry is worried that the public is finding out that the most commonly used lawn pesticides are linked to cancer, birth defects, other health problems and environmental damage. Rather than adopting the latest technologies and strategies for least-toxic lawn care, the industry is fighting to protect an outdated, toxic system.

The NCPL is working to demonstrate that pesticides are not needed.  Simple alternative activities can be done that will make the need for these chemicals unnecessary. The coalition is also using the Pesticide Free Zone signs across the country in this campaign.

National Alliance for Informed Mosquito Management The national Alliance for Informed Mosquito Management (AIMM) is a group of organizations and individuals working in their community to protect the public and the environment from unnecessary exposure to hazardous pesticides used in the attempt to control mosquito-borne diseases. By working with communities, experts, and public officials, the Alliance informs about the hazards of pesticides and calls for the adoption of safer, least-toxic methods of managing mosquitoes and the threats of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus (WNV).


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