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Jan. 5, 2021

EP 17: Creating pesticide free communities with Non-Toxic Neighborhoods

EP 17: Creating pesticide free communities with Non-Toxic Neighborhoods

Today’s guests are Kim Konte and Dr. Andrea Schrock. Kim founded Non-toxic neighborhoods when she realized her son’s baseball fields were covered in glyphosate and 2-4 D, two pesticides known to cause cancer and other diseases. Thanks to her...


Today’s guests are Kim Konte and Dr. Andrea Schrock. Kim founded Non-toxic neighborhoods when she realized her son’s baseball fields were covered in glyphosate and 2-4 D, two pesticides known to cause cancer and other diseases. Thanks to her vision and commitment,  to date, Non-Toxic Neighborhoods has partnered with over 200 cities, counties, school districts and universities across the US and in Australia, NZ and Malta to build awareness, create training and to implement organic and regenerative land management practices and policies.

Andrea is a chiropractor in Louisville, CO where she successfully partnered with their mayor to ban harmful pesticides on public recreation, playgrounds, and open spaces. She now serves as the community director for Non-toxic neighborhoods and is helping to spread the mission of this amazing organization.  

Today we’re talking about the impact of glyphosate and other pesticides on health, about where our families are exposed to these chemicals and how we can take action to eliminate them from our communities. My hope is that everyone who listens will walk away wanting to take action in your own community. 

 

Episode Highlights

  • Kim’s journey to banning pesticides in her own community
  • Going against the distributor narrative 
  • Healthy, immunity and the impact of pesticides 
  • Dr. Andrea Schrock’s journey to banning pesticides in her community 
  • Step 1: requesting a pesticide report
  • What does an EPA Registration mean
  • Greenwashing
  • The Non-toxic Neighborhoods Preferred Products List
  • The challenges to making change
  • Starting the conversation in your community

 

Resources Mentioned

ZACH BUSH, M.D. ON GMO’S, GLYPHOSATE & HEALING THE GUT- Episode 353 Rich Roll Podcast

 

Zach Bush, MD On The Science & Spirituality of Human And Planetary Transformation- Episode 414 Rich Roll Podcast 



About Kim Konte

Kim Konte is the founder of Non-Toxic Neighborhoods. After Kim launched a campaign to raise awareness of the City of Irvine’s pesticide use in late November 2015, the City of Irvine adopted an historic organically driven landscaping policy in February 2016. Since then the City of Irvine has successfully and organically maintained all pest pressure from weeds to rodents, on more than 570 acres of community and neighborhood parks, athletic fields; over 6,000 acres of open space, over 800 acres of public right-of-way, including street medians and parkways; 70,000 trees; and nearly 1.5 million square feet of facilities. In 2018 Kim worked with the City of Irvine to utilize goats in their open space for effective and adorable fire mitigation and weed control. Thankfully the City of Irvine was the first of now many municipalities that Non-Toxic Neighborhoods have worked with and trained to successfully and their use of glyphosate and shift how they control pest pressure in the landscape. These municipalities have demonstrated that you can have beautiful parks, athletic fields, and open space that meet community expectations, without the use of harmful and synthetic pesticides. 

 

About Dr. Andrea Schrock

Corporate ladder climber turned chiropractor, Dr. Andrea Schrock is on a mission to share truth and transparency in health and healing with the world after a powerful healing experience changed her life forever. She has a passion for helping people process emotional stress and see them rise to their full potential through the healing process. Together with her husband, she owns Life Alive Chiropractic in Louisville, CO, where they serve clients through various phases in life, including preconception and pregnancy, infancy, adolescence, and adulthood. The mission of Life Alive Chiropractic is in the name: to help people live life fully alive. Dr. Andrea led the city of Louisville to ban glyphosate and 2,4-D in 2020 and serves as the Community Director with Non-Toxic Neighborhoods, assisting others around the nation in this grassroots movement.

 

Connect With Non-Toxic Neighborhoods

Non-Toxic Neighborhoods Website 

Email team@nontoxicneighborhoods.org

Community Director Andrea Schrock communitydirector@nontoxicneighborhoods.org

 

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