Sustainable Arlington

An Envision Arlington committee & a Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) chapter

Folder Pesticides (Impacts, Legislation)



default Beyond Pesticides

40 years of protecting health and the environment with science, policy, and action

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default Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists

"...chemical pollution has crossed a “planetary boundary”, the point at which human-made changes to the Earth push it outside the stable environment of the last 10,000 years."

default Community Action Works: Problems with pesticides

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Community Action Works co-facilitates the statewide Community Pesticide Reduction (CPR) Network, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass). 

Solutions for pesticide-free communities:

Pesticide Organizing Playbook: Maine [pdf]   /  Protecting Pollinators [pdf]    Pesticide-free Playing Fields [pdf]    Chemical-free Lawncare [pdf]   /   Non-toxic Lake Management [pdf]     Toxins in the Garden [pdf]

default Community Pesticides Reduction (CPR) Network

The pesticide and pollinator organizing network for Massachusetts, part of the Northeast Organic Farming Assoc./Mass.  contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The CPR Network holds monthly meetings to

  • connect people to create healthy landscapes that feed our communities and restore our environment
  • to reduce the use of toxic and persistent chemicals on all landscapes (schools, playgrounds, municipal properties, community gardens and farms)
  • educate on the dangers presented by our society’s over-reliance and abuse of synthetic biocides like glyphosate and neonicotinoids

default MA Pesticide Bills, Dec. 14, 2021 Hearing (ENRA)

Tagged in ENRAHearing, PesticideLegislation, Pesticides

The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (ENRA) held a hearing on pesticide bills on Dec. 14, 2021.

Priority bills: H.926 (Schoolchildren protection from pesticides), H.937 (Ecological Mosquito Control), H.3991 (Raptor Bill/Pesticide Reporting), H.910 (Local Control over pesticides), H.4143 (to move the pesticide board to DEP). A comprehensive list of all bills subject to this hearing is found on the official website for the hearing