The Pesticide Free Kootenays network is dedicated to the phase-out of non-essential, cosmetic chemical pesticides in the Columbia Basin region of British Columbia.
Our goal is to work collaboratively to reduce the unnecessary risk of chemical pesticide exposure and create healthier communities and a healthier environment for all.
Pesticide Free Columbia Basin calls on municipalities, school districts and the provincial government to take action by enacting by-laws, policies and/or legislation that protects citizens from unnecessary exposure to cosmetic pesticides.
“We are rightly appalled by the genetic effects of radiation; how then, can we be indifferent to the same effect in chemicals we disseminate widely in our environment?”
Rachel Carson, author, Silent Spring