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The Great Healthy Yard Project
Address: 282 Katonah Avenue
New York, NY 10536
Region: Select Region
Organization Scope: National
Organization Type: Citizen Action Group
Services this organization provides
- Provide educational programming
Native Plant Focus: Taking care of native plants in your yard or garden does not take synthetic chemicals and you will have healthier water and healthier families. You will also have a more beautiful, lively garden, filled with bees, butterflies, and birds.
Description: Our goal is beautiful yards without synthetic chemicals. The more people who pledge to care for their yards without the use of synthetic chemicals, the cleaner our drinking water will be. The Great Healthy Yard Project is an environmental non-profit organization working to protect the quality of our drinking water in order to help our families lead healthier lives. The most widespread problem facing our drinking water is pollution by the chemicals we use on our yards and gardens. These chemicals cause increases in a diverse array of diseases including neuro-developmental problems, cancers, and diabetes. The Great Healthy Yard Project offers a simple solution: stop using these chemicals. We educate people about the scientific basis for this concern and the steps to follow to take action . We are measuring the number of people who are participating by asking them to take a pledge to protect their drinking water by not using synthetic pesticides, weedkillers, and fertilizers on their yards and gardens except for localized use on rare occasions to resolve an infestation and protect native plants and wildlife. We also offer simple tips to get started with natural yard care.
Last Update: 2014-12-11
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