Central Park, Grant Park and Prospect Park are going to be organic by 2025, thanks to the Stonyfield FIELDS program! The StonyFIELDS #PlayFree initiative was created to keep families free from harmful pesticides in parks and playing fields across the country.
42 million people visit Central Park every year (and their pets), and NYC has more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the five boroughs. Over 26 million kids play sports on 670,000 fields across the country and 65% of those fields are sprayed with harmful pesticides.
Stonyfield is also in the process of working with a coalition of organizations to push NYC legislation to pass bill, “Intro 1524,” that will prohibit city agencies from applying toxic pesticides to any property owned or leased by the city. This bill has the majority support of New York City Council Members and is awaiting a vote of the full Council.
You can take action in your communities to protect the health of your children and pets by visiting Stonyfield’s Pesticide Portal and tagging a park in your local community to have it reviewed by the StonyFIELD task force for it to be tested and transitioned to organic.
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