Ask your councillors to take the Pesticide-Free Towns Pledge

Every year, hundreds of tonnes of toxic pesticides are used in the streets, parks, schools, playgrounds, cemeteries, pavements, road verges and and other open spaces of our towns and cities.

Local councils are the main users, but there are also many others that use pesticides including university campuses, car parks, hospitals, private housing developments, shopping centres and schools.

In most UK towns and cities it is currently impossible to avoid exposure to pesticides but there are plenty of alternatives. However, a growing number of places around the world have already gone pesticide-free and are proving that it can be done. Urban pesticides are unnecessary and should be banned immediately in order to protect human health and the environment. 

Send a quick email to your councillors asking them to make your town pesticide-free.