REDUCE TOXIC CHEMICALS

Over 87,000 man-made chemicals are currently in use--virtually all have not been tested for threats to wildlife and humans.
  • Buy products that say "biodegradable" and "non-toxic" on the label
  • Use natural alternative to pestisides
  • Don't use chlorine bleach
  • Avoid products with EDTA, NTA, phosphates, sodium hypochlorite or chlorine bleach
  • Use rechargeable or mercury-free batteries
  • Plant disease and pest-resistant plants in your garden
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning and hygiene products
  • Use compost and mulch to improve your soil instead of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Use only lawn companies that use ecologically sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM)