Why did it take a group of citizens coming forward for us to recognize that we should be doing this? This is such common sense. - Irvine, California Mayor Christina Shea, upon passing their organic policy
DOCUMENTS FOR CITIES
Download these sample documents to send to your city council, city manager, and other officials. Use the flyer to share information with other residents and gain support.
PESTICIDE FREE ZONES AND POLICIES
Municipalities, schools and universities all over the United States are restricting the use of toxic pesticides to protect public health and the environment. Here's a list of some of the more recent pilots, policies and programs popping up around the country. Is your community next?
policy, which is patterned on the policy adopted by Irvine, California in 2016, will be phased in a park at a time and the cost will be assessed after a year. Tucson will be the first in the state of Arizona to adopt an organics first policy.
CA Homeowners Associations
- Laguna Hills, Moulton Ranch HOA, California
- Talega Maintenance Corporation HOA, San Clemente
- Quail Hill Master HOA, Irvine, California (1,700 homes)
- Linden/Laurel (a Quail Hill sub-HOA) (183 homes)
- Jasmine (also a Quail Hill sub-HOA) (204 homes)
- Laguna Altura (500 homes)
city commissioners approved a resolution prohibiting the city and its contractors from using herbicides containing glyphosate, including Roundup.
The 2017-2019 Sustainable Parks Initiative will include all playgrounds and eight park locations that will be maintained using organic products and sustainable practices. The eight parks encompass 75 acres.
City Commissioners discontinued a mosquito spraying program in 2018 due to resident's input.
In 2016 became the largest community in Maine to enact a ban on pesticides.
challenged by the pesticide industry who seek to remove the right to local control of pesticides. In 2019, the county wide law was upheld by the state's highest court. Safe Grow Act of 2013, which generally restricts the use of cosmetic lawn pesticides on both private and public property throughout the Maryland city.
uses steam for curbside weed control.compost tea machine to enrich the health of their soil.
anned pesticides like Roundup on city-owned land.
anned pesticides on public land in 1995.as a local ordinance that prohibits the use of pesticides on county-owned land. They also have an Integrated Pest Management program.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Examples of successful organic pilots and programs throughout the country.