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for least-toxic lawn care, the industry is fighting to protect an outdated,
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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