Pesticides

The chemicals used to grow our food and maintain our parks and playgrounds are putting our health at risk.

The food we buy should be safe to eat, and our parks and playgrounds shouldn’t be filled with chemicals that put our health at risk, especially when those risks include cancer and developmental disorders. Choosing to buy organic, gardening without pesticides, and avoiding chemical fertilizers are all important, but only collective action will stop the use of these dangerous chemicals. 

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Conversations from the Capitol – 2022

Electric vehicles

Conversations from the Capitol – 2022

With the legislative session wrapped, CoPIRG staff had the chance to talk to several legislators who sponsored CoPIRG-backed bills that resulted in big wins for consumers, our health, and our quality of life.

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In the U.S., 26 million pounds of glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Roundup, are sprayed on public parks, playgrounds, schools and gardens in a year.

What We're Doing

We’re working to ban RoundUp in parks, playgrounds and other public spaces until it is proven safe. Learn more

Why we need to ban Roundup

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We’re monarchs’ best defense

Wildlife & wild places

We’re monarchs’ best defense

After 10 long days in a chrysalis, monarch butterflies break free, ready to spread their wings and take their first triumphant flight. But the world they fly into is increasingly toxic and unwelcoming.

Meet the bees we’re working to save
A bee sits on a flower with pollen on its legs

Save the bees

Meet the bees we’re working to save

Bees of all kinds are facing a triple threat of pesticides, habitat loss and climate change. As we work to save them, let’s get to know them a little better.

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Emily
Rusch

Emily
Rusch

Vice President and Senior Director of State Offices, The Public Interest Network