Dear Parents & Faculty,
DPS is currently under contract with TruGreen Chemlawn for pesticide and herbicide application at every school in the district. The pesticides and herbicides are applied twice a year, supposedly when students are not present. However, last fall these chemicals were applied while a group of parents and students were congregated outside of the school and they were overcome by the "fog." Research showed the pesticides in use contain 2,4-D, a chemical that may be toxic and harmful to human health.
Because children’s immune systems are particularly sensitive to environmental toxins, we're asking for your support in letting DPS know that we find the use of these products unacceptable in areas where our children are playing. The district contract for these services is up for renewal soon, and we want to ensure our voice is heard.
Please help us send this message by signing our online petition entitled Help Stop the Use of Pesticides with Harmful Chemicals at Denver Public Schools HERE.
We're trying to collect 100 signatures and we will send this to the adminstration at DPS.
It'll just take a minute! Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well, particularly families within the DPS system.
Thanks in advance for your support!
The Edison Green Team
Monday, May 23, 2011