We are experiencing a biodiversity crisis, with a catastrophic decline in insect life, in part because of over-use of pesticide. And there are questions around the safety of glyphosate to our health.
Although our parks are now glyphosate-free, our streets and many TMO’s are not. Did you know that your street is sprayed twice or three times a year? We are working to influence Lambeth Council to ban the use of glyphosate across the borough; they have agreed that if you would like your street NOT to be sprayed this year, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and request ‘no harmful chemicals’. 30 streets have already opted out this year.
Get Involved – Make Your Pledge TODAY!
Join us and pledge to go pesticide-free in your garden.
(Glyphosate is commonly known as Round Up)
Other actions you can take:
- write to your councillor asking them to ‘take the pledge’ too, if you don’t know who your councillor is, go here
- support the work of Pesticide Action Network UK and support their Pesticide-Free Towns Campaign.
- share this Pesticide Free document (see pdf) with Lambeth Councillors, TMO’s and Lambeth residents.
- get in touch with the IEL team with your own ideas for a campaign, and most importantly, if you’re not yet a member, join IEL!