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City of Hamilton Pesticide Bylaw

75 Signatures Goal: 100

To date, over 120 Canadian municipalities have enacted bylaws restricting or banning the non-essential use of chemical pesticides in an effort to protect public health. These municipalities have put protecting public health first. They recognize that, although important, education alone does not significantly reduce pesticide use in a community. Petition To: The Mayor and Council of the City of Hamilton WHEREAS: chemical pesticides are harmful to human health and the environment; WHEREAS: many organizations concerned with health and the environment advise avoiding pesticide use; WHEREAS: the Juravinski Cancer Centre and other physicians in Hamilton support a bylaw to restrict pesticide use; WHEREAS: chemical pesticides are unnecessary because sustainable, effective and less toxic alternatives are available; WHEREAS: the City of Hamilton\'s Public Health Department funds pesticide-reduction/elimination through Naturally Hamilton, a public education program; WHEREAS: research indicates that education alone does not result in significant reduction of pesticide use; WE, the undersigned, petition the City of Hamilton to enact, through Council, a bylaw restricting the non-essential use of pesticides on private and public lands.

Sponsor

The Hamilton Coalition on Pesticide Issues (HCPI) is dedicated to the phaseout of non-essential outdoor use of chemical pesticides in the City of Hamilton in a coordinated effort with the community. The goals of the HCPI are to provide information about the health risks from pesticide exposure, provide information on alternatives to chemical pesticides and to gain public health protection through a municipal by-law/policy in the City of Hamilton. http://www.hcpi.ca

Links

For more information, please use this link: http://www.hcpi.ca.

Comment

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Signatures

  • 2 years ago
    Julie Collins United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Anne Patterson United States
    2 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Scott Purcell Canada
    7 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Anne Cascanette Canada
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Ellen Ryan Canada
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Caroline Bowron Canada
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Nahtahna Stones Canada
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Katie K Canada
    8 years ago
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    Tonya Bourque Canada
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Gail Spring Canada
    8 years ago
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    Shilo Canada
    8 years ago
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    Lauren Johnson Canada
    8 years ago
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    Linda Goessinger Canada
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Ahmed Canada
    8 years ago
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    Sebastian Irazuzta Canada
    8 years ago
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