How they are participating
Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Toxic pesticides and contaminating chemicals are threatening the health of our ecosystems and people. Pesticides contaminate food, weaken species health, and sicken our children. Beyond Pesticides seeks to protect healthy air, water, land and food for ourselves and future generations. By forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who rely on these natural resources, we reduce the need for unnecessary pesticide use and protect public health and the environment. Given governmental limitations in providing hands-on services to the public, Beyond Pesticides support to determine an appropriate course of action by: • identifying and interpreting hazards; and, • designing safe pest management programs. Beyond Pesticides believes long-term community and ecosystem health depends on active and informed participation by local stakeholders. We provide these services so that citizens may make informed choices and adopt practices to protect themselves and their families from unnecessary exposure to pesticides. With these tools, citizens can make informed decisions, adopt sustainable practices, and improve community-wide pest management, including policies that govern pesticide use. Beyond Pesticides believes long-term community and ecosystem health depends on active and informed participation by local stakeholders.