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Pesticide Free Public Parks – One Solution for Two Issues: Environmental Justice and the Climate Crisis
The use of toxic pesticides as a land management strategy on public land poses unnecessary health and environmental hazards. Land management choices should not endanger the health and well-being of our residents. Pesticides diminish the soil’s capacity to draw down carbon from the atmosphere and undermines the resiliency of canopy trees and understory vegetation. This webinar will review the health and environmental impacts of toxic pesticides, the inadequacy of regulation and look at how organic land management can help Philadelphia protect public health and the environment, meet land management goals and address the challenges of the climate crisis.
Presented by Toxic Free Philly member and ecological restorer Peg Shaw for Greenfest.
Greenfest Philly presented by Toyota Hybrids has been the Philadelphia-area's largest environmental festival for 15 years and has gone virtual in 2020.
Greenfest is full of sustainable content from September 12-27. For more info and a full schedule of events, go to https://cleanair.org/greenfest/.