mission is to promote a clean environment that protects our air, ground
and water and ultimately our health by limiting our exposure and usage
of pesticides and harmful cleaning products throughout the Village. We
favor a reduction in conventional lawn/shrub treatments and support alternative
methods such as organic products. We also suggest the use of alternative
cleaning products, whenever possible in an effort to reduce toxins in
We are working to raise the level of awareness of our residents so that
they are educated consumers. Residents are encouraged to gain information
about products that are used on their property including the benefits
and the risks. We request that large property owners, especially housing
complexes such as apartments, condominiums, and town-homes employ alternative
options over conventional for lawn/shrub treatment and pest management,
Consider the following questions:
What are the effects to the environment
(short/long term), especially on our water supply?
What are the effects on our health
– children, adults and pets (short/long term)?
Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Are properties being over-treated?
Can we still obtain favorable results
using fewer treatments?
The following action steps will
help minimize exposure to pesticides:
In addition, we are in the process
of updating the Landscaper Registration Form to include more detailed
information from contractors about their licensing and product usage.