Non Toxic Neighborhoods
Calling all Humans: 𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀, 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀? Nicholas Gonzalez and I naively assumed progressive, green-minded California would value our children’s health over green grass aesthetics 🛑 WE WERE WRONG 🛑 Thank you to @nontoxicneighborhoods @zachbushmd Josh Loeb and Rodnie Jamison for opening our 👀 and allowing us to join you in your mission to protect our children from the on slot of toxic chemicals applied to our communities. Think your district isn’t effected? Think again. These chemicals are everywhere and it’s horrifying. ✨In CA, Assembly Member Richard Bloom can help by authoring state-wide legislation banning glyphosate ✨
“𝗦𝘆𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀. Every child’s human right to be safe where they play and learn.
The Non-Toxic Neighborhoods program is a two-pronged approach to protect public health by building community awareness of the risks of synthetic pesticide use in communal outdoor spaces, and training municipalities to implement organic and regenerative land management practices and policies.” - #NonToxicNeighborhoods
“Over the last 25 years we have seen the most profound explosion of chronic disease in human history. By 2011, the CDC was reporting 𝟱𝟰% 𝗼𝗳 𝗨𝗦 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 or disease by the age of seventeen.” - #ZachBush (read his article, link here)
NTN has already partnered with 200+ cities and helped established powerful Glyphosate bans in New York and Philadelphia. It’s time for the rest of the states to follow suit. Banning toxic pesticides and ensuring safe spaces for our children to play is a NO BRAINER; This is a problem we, the citizens, can solve together.
Interested in learning more? 📚Comment below and I’ll keep you informed as Nic and I deepen our involvement. Head to nontoxicneighborhoods.org ✨
Photo by the incredibly talented @breanajanayphotography taken on organically grown, toxic free grass 🌱