As we head into the warm summer months, I often hear this question from neighbors, friends and fellow moms: how can I best avoid pesticides?
It's a season of outdoor romping, family travel, daycare, camps and play. In many parts of the country, it's also high season for pesticide spraying in agricultural fields, and in and near places where children are spending their days. So what to do?
Last week I had a chance to share some tips and tools via a MomsRising twitterchat. It was a lively conversation, with lots of great questions and resources shared all around. I've pulled a few highlights from our conversation below — if you find any of the resources useful, please do pass them along!
Kids & pesticides don't mix
Kitchen table conversations about kids and pesticides are happening in communities across the country, as are innovative organizing efforts in schools, city councils and statehouses.
I so appreciate the opportunity to share ideas, concerns and resources with folks following these issues on social media and beyond. MomsRising does a great job with their #EcoTipTue discussions, Tuesday evenings at 6pm PT/9pm ET. If you're not already in on these chats, I encourage you to jump in, follow along and share your own stories and resources!