Yes, it is. And you’re in good company.
So, how to get started? Let’s face it - it’s daunting to think how to make this happen in your community. Undertaking a project of this scale takes planning, organization, people power and patience. It will not happen overnight. But here’s the good news: there is a bounty of excellent materials out there to make this easier.
Please check out the Resources list below to help you navigate the following areas:
- Find out your community’s pesticide use on public fields and grounds
- Track down what the official policies of your community are
- Identify the key decision makers in your community
- Know your subject: the studies, data, & personal stories that bring it to life
- Engage local experts to support your initiative
- Find a group or organization already addressing these issues in your community or create a team of like-minded individuals to collaborate with
- Learn effective ways to engage with local policymakers
- Explore and choose which tactics will be most effective to reach your target audience, get your message across, and reach your goals.
- Potential campaign tactics include sample petitions, call or letter-writing campaigns, social media engagement, media outreach, hosting town hall events, etc.
- See samples of town and city pesticide resolutions