Do you want to bring attention to the use of pesticides or antibacterials at your child's school?
Are you an advocate for an ordinance that restricts pesticide use in your community?
Do you want to raise awareness about the effects of pesticides on honey bees, water quality, and the wider environment?
Writing a letter to the editor of your local paper is simple, effective way to spread the word about the benefits managing landscapes, buildings, and your entire community without the use of hazardous pesticides. A growing number of localities, school systems, and universities across the country both large and small are enacting common-sense policies that forgo the use of pesticides in favor of safe, effective organic practices.
See below for a quick framework you can use as a general reference as you write your letter. Note that you can also refer to the substantive talking points listed on the side of the text box for general pesticide facts, but try not to rely on them too heavily. This letter must reflect the unique conditions surrounding the issue you are addressing.
If you'd like additional help in crafting your letter, please contact Beyond Pesticides by calling 202-543-5450 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We've made it easy for you to contact your local newspaper with your views, but editors want to hear from you in your own words.