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Petitioning Denver Public Schools

Help Stop the Use of Pesticides with Harmful Chemicals at Denver Public Schools

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is currently under contract with TruGreen Chemlawn for pesticide and herbicide application at every school in the district.  The pesticides and herbicides are applied twice a year, supposedly when students are not present.  However, last fall these chemicals were applied at Edison Elementary while a group of parents and students were congregated outside of the school and they were overcome by the "fog."  Research showed the pesticides in use contain 2,4-D, a chemical that may be toxic and harmful to human health. 

Because children’s immune systems are particularly sensitive to environmental toxins, we're asking for your support in letting DPS know that we find the use of these products unacceptable in areas where our children are playing.  The district contract for these services is up for renewal soon, and we want to ensure our voice is heard.  Please help us send this message by signing our petition!

Thanks in advance for your support,
The Edison Elementary Green Team

Letter to
Denver Public Schools
DPS is currently under contract with TruGreen Chemlawn for pesticide and herbicide application at every school in the district. The pesticides and herbicides are applied twice a year, supposedly when students are not present. However, last fall these chemicals were applied while a group of parents and students were congregated outside of the school and they were overcome by the "fog." Research showed the pesticides in use contain 2,4-D, a chemical that may be toxic and harmful to human health.

Because children’s immune systems are particularly sensitive to environmental toxins, we find the use of these products unacceptable in areas where our children are playing. The district contract for these services is up for renewal soon, and we want to ensure that DPS solicits bids from companies that use environmentally-friendly products.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Parents and Faculty within Denver Public Schools