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City of Dover, New Hampshire: stop the use of unsafe chemicals on public land

City of Dover, New Hampshire: stop the use of unsafe chemicals on public land

    1. Diana Carpinone
    2. Petition by

      Diana Carpinone

      Dover, NH

Lawn chemicals being used in Dover are not safe

a culprit in Colony Collapse Disorder and the recent mass bee die-offs http://tinyurl.com/qfymxoc

dangerous to human health http://tinyurl.com/czpqcrn

and contributing to the pollution of the Great Bay watershed http://tinyurl.com/p5ec4zm

Alternative treatments are being used in other local communities that are proven both safe and effective, while saving money and labor without having to sacrifice aesthetics. http://tinyurl.com/pteunsf

Dover should not delay in taking advantage of the opportunity to protect public and environmental health while also saving taxpayer dollars that could be better spent in other important community services, as well as living up to the guidelines set forth in the Sustainable Dover framework set forth in 2005. http://tinyurl.com/nnl49lv

 

To:
I fully support the City of Dover, New Hampshire transitioning to a safe and less expensive organic turf maintenance program. Please do not delay any further in protecting our public and environmental health.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Committee Formed

      Diana Carpinone
      Petition Organizer

      An ad hoc committee has now been formed to address the switch to safe and sustainable lawn care in the city. I have also been in touch with one of our newest city council members who fully supports this transition and has offered his help. Thank you Jason Gagnon, ward 6 city councilor.

    2. Even Better News

      Diana Carpinone
      Petition Organizer

      I have been informed that the city added the goal to transition to sustainable and safe lawn care practices for 2014. The goal is set, it's now only a matter of making the change. The exact details are not yet clear, but I am confident that only good things will come from it. Stay tuned!

    3. Good News

      Diana Carpinone
      Petition Organizer

      After my latest petition update, the ward 1 councilor Edward Spuler sent me an email saying he is favorable to bringing forth a resolution on this matter. The city elections are upcoming, so this will have to wait until after, hinging of course upon Councilor Spuler being re-elected. He has been the only member of the city to show any real interest in the concerns brought forth, despite my not even being a resident of ward 1. Please keep this in mind at the polls.

    4. Exploding inboxes, oh my.

      Diana Carpinone
      Petition Organizer

      I will now be sending periodic updates to the council on the numbers of petition signatures due to the large amount of emails coming in to them daily. There is no doubt we have the city official's attention, please continue to share and support the efforts being made to protect our public and environmental health! Thank you all!

    5. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Patricia Mattie FARMINGTON, NH
      • 7 months ago

      This is so important to me because of the ongoing effect to the health of humans, pets, birds, fish and wildlife. There are safe alternatives, so why not use them?!

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    • Beatrice Guzman ALTON, NH
      • 8 months ago

      We need to do the right thing. Stop messing with the ecosystem, there are other ways to protect the land.

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    • Cate Aichele PORTSMOUTH, NH
      • 8 months ago

      I think the use of these herbicides and pestisides is unconcionable. We live in Dover and I want a safe place

      to raise my children.

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    • Rebecca Nevin DERRY, NH
      • 8 months ago

      This is a no-brainer. If there's a safe way to deal with these problems, it should be done...unless of course, there isn't and the risk to human life is higher.

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    • Penelope Morrow PORTSMOUTH, NH
      • 8 months ago

      I live in NH & teach Env.Educ, at UNH. I have grandchildren .

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