Plant a Native Tree

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I pledge to plant at least one native tree and/or shrub in my yard to capture and sequester carbon from the atmosphere and provide food and habitat for pollinators.

Plant Milkweed for Monarchs

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I pledge to plant at least 6 milkweed plants native to Connecticut (orĀ  your region) to provide endangered Monarchs with the sole host plant they need for their survival.

No Bug Zappers

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I pledge to not use any electronic bug zappers in my yard because they have been found to kill very few mosquitoes while killing thousands of beneficial insects.

Unlawn

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I pledge to unlawn at least a 10×10 foot area of grass this month and plant a meadow, pollinator garden or edible raised bed in its place.

Grow a Climate Victory Garden

organic climate victory garden

I will grow an organic climate victory garden at my home, community garden, school garden or workplace garden to grow edible crops in harmony with nature to provide some food security.

Join the Pollinator Pathway

Join the Pollinator Pathway

I pledge to join the Pollinator Pathway, follow their guidance to provide food and habitat for pollinators and display the lawn sign prominently to influence my neighbors.

No Synthetic Pesticides

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I pledge to not use, or allow anyone else to use, synthetic pesticides and herbicides in my yard and garden because I know they harm nature and other living things. Plants we call weeds, especially those that flower like dandelions and clover, provide food for our threatened pollinators and should not be poisoned.