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.
Wildlife populations are constantly confronted with a massive array of pollutants released into the environment. In the last 80 years, the world chemical output has grown 500-fold, contaminating entire landscapes, accumulating in bodies of animals and plants, and altering and disrupting the DNA of wildlife in those places.
You can help save the planet and its animals by reducing your use of toxic chemicals.
- 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)