Promoting alternatives to using pesticides is a great way to protect our health and the environment from toxic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). This is why every March, EDC-Free Europe partner Générations Futures organises the Pesticide Action Week, to raise awareness and build an international network for a pesticide-free world.

Every year, more than 1,000 events are organised all across Europe by citizens, associations, unions and regional authorities. You can also be a part in this movement and organise an online conference, movie screening, or meet-up – the sky is the limit!

The European Commission already acknowledged the urgent need to reduce our dependency on pesticides and to increase organic agriculture by adopting its Farm to Fork Strategy in May of last year. The ambition set is to reduce the overall use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030.

Here are three ways to get involved during Pesticide Action Week:

Baltic Environment Forum (BEF) Lithuania
Ecologistas en Accion
France Nature Environnement
Fundacion Alborada
Fundación Vivo Sano
Générations Futures
Global 2000
Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
Inter-Environnement Wallonie
Pesticide Action Network Europe
Pesticide Action Network Germany
Phyto Victimes
Réseau Environnement Santé
ZERO – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável