Let’s make our parks safe for our kids! Learn more about how you can receive a $5,000 donation to make your community playing field organic! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® FIELDS Initiative.
I’m back with more on StonyFIELD’s biggest mission! If you read my previous post, you’ll know Stonyfield wants to make every field in America organic by stopping the unsafe use of harmful pesticides on our kids playing fields and parks. Don’t you feel great knowing that some companies really care about you? That’s why we always buy Stonyfield yogurt!
We really do always buy Stonyfield yogurt, but that’s beside the point. The big point is that when I was made aware that playing fields and playgrounds were sprayed with pesticides I was pretty shocked. So shocked that I contacted my city council people that day asking them about the play areas that Enceladus frequents.
Thankfully, our usual playgrounds and parks in Brooklyn are safe, but unfortunately not everyone is so lucky. That’s why I really wanted to share this with you, from one mom to another.
If you follow me on social media, then you know the park is our weekend spot. Enceladus, literally drags us to the park, ready to play.
When we’re at the park, Enceladus plays hard. She’s rolling in the grass, crawling in the grass, eating grass, chasing squirrels, waving at dogs etc. You know, the stuff that you want your kid to do at a park.
But imagine if you knew that grass was sprayed with chemicals, would you want your child rolling in it? Probably not.
This year, Stonyfield celebrated their 35th anniversary, and as a mission-first brand, is looking to focus on this often, over-looked issue to make change locally, where it really does matter.
StonyFIELDS Initiative has just launched so I encourage you to nominate your community to become organic! This way you’re making sure that your children, and all the local children, are playing in a safe environment!
Stonyfield has selected 10 communities for the StonyFIELDS Initiative which will help convert public fields and parks to organic grounds management. These 10 towns will receive $5,000 to use towards the purchase of organic supplies, plus expert resources and assistance to convert their parks.
The first 10 communities are:
South Portland, ME
Costa Mesa, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
North Miami, FL
Over 26 million kids in the United States play on parks and fields, most of which are managed using herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Does your park use these chemicals? If so, think about applying! Residents, town employees, or town elected officials can nominate their community to receive a donation. If you are interested in applying for your community you can find details here.
If you are running a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and looking to take your community organization to the next level, you can apply for a grassroots donation program, which has $50,000 to give out based on project proposals.
If you live in the United States, you know how our Environmental Protection Agency is currently under attack and funding for resources are being drastically cut. That’s why we need to work together, as a community, to watch out for our children’s health.
I already value Stonyfield products since they provide organic products from family farms , but I love them even more knowing they’re giving back and focusing on what really matters – the future of our kids!
So join Enceladus and I on this StonyFIELDS Initiative! All kids deserve a safe place to run around and be kids!
For full details on the StonyFIELDS Initiative, please watch this video. They probably do a better job at explaining it then me!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® FIELDS Initiative.