NYC Bans Pesticides in Parks Thanks to Child Advocates

Chemical Free Life

Some yeas ago the founder of CFL was invited to speak as an expert witness to the NYC City Council as they considered whether to pass an important citywide law. She, along with dozens of fellow advocates and celebrity guests, witnessed nothing short of a Supreme Court deliberation following dozens of expert witnesses and over a hundred resident (both with and without “star quality” status) testimonials. Still, the law did not move forward.  Now, more than 16 years later, new council members have taken up the charge. But as one New York politician is fond of reminding her constituents, “The wheels of government move veryslowly”.  This all makes the feat of a group of schoolchildren and their tenacious teacher-mentor look especially magical…“A bunch of kindergartners,” now in seventh grade, worked years to push the New York City Council to approve a ban on toxic pesticides in parks, playgrounds…

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