Los Angeles: Support the Switch to Organic Landscaping
Los Angeles City Council
Ask the L.A. City Council to Stop Toxic Pesticide Use by Committing to an Organic Policy!
Parks and public spaces are a vital component of our City's outdoor lifestyle. We are asking Los Angeles residents to sign on in support of the organic pilot program presented by Councilmember Paul Koretz and approved by the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee in June, 2020.
This is welcome progress towards making Los Angeles a "non toxic" city in the same manner as Irvine - who have an award winning Organic IPM program to emulate. By signing, you add your name in support of this first step to eliminate toxic pesticides from being used, and ask decision makers to commit to take the pilot program citywide with an official policy to protect all Los Angeles residents.
According to documents supplied in November, 2020 by Recreation and Parks, multiple toxic pesticides are being used in L.A. parks and golf courses. This includes the chemical 2,4-D, one of the ingredients used in Agent Orange. It is linked to numerous health harms like endocrine disruption and cancer.
Help us protect our children by signing and sharing this petition with Los Angeles area residents.
Non Toxic Los Angeles is a group of concerned L.A. residents seeking to end the use of toxic landscaping pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and rodenticides in our community. We have partnered with Non Toxic Communities and are working with Beyond Pesticides to advance our mission. Follow us on Facebook
Thanks to Green Lifestyles Network & Non Toxic Communities for creating this petition for our campaign.
Los Angeles City Council
From: [Your Name]
I am signing to show my full support of the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee and City Council approval of an organic pilot program. Thank you! Our public landscapes should be free of toxic pesticides to protect the health of all Los Angeles residents, including vulnerable communities, and our air, water and soil.
Several other California cities have adopted organic practices like Carlsbad, Malibu, Richmond, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, and Irvine who were honored with an IPM Achievement Award by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in February.
Now is the time for Los Angeles to move forward along with these cities - implementation of an organic pilot program is the first step. Please commit to the adoption of an official organic land care policy for all Los Angeles green space.