Beyond Pesticides is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington D.C. Our directors and staff are experienced scientists, conservationists, and activists. We work to provide the public with useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use. With these tools, people can protect themselves and the environment from the hazards pesticides pose to public health and the environment.
Beyond Pesticides works with allies to protect public health and the environment, leading the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.
Toxic pesticides and contaminating chemicals are threatening the health of our ecosystems and people. Pesticides contaminate food, weaken species health, and sicken our children. Beyond Pesticides seeks to protect healthy air, water, land and food for ourselves and future generations. By forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who rely on these natural resources, we reduce the need for unnecessary pesticide use and protect public health and the environment. Given governmental limitations in providing hands-on services to the public, Beyond Pesticides support to determine an appropriate course of action by:
- identifying and interpreting hazards; and,
- designing safe pest management programs.
Beyond Pesticides believes long-term community and ecosystem health depends on active and informed participation by local stakeholders. We provide these services so that citizens may make informed choices and adopt practices to protect themselves and their families from unnecessary exposure to pesticides. With these tools, citizens can make informed decisions, adopt sustainable practices, and improve community-wide pest management, including policies that govern pesticide use. Beyond Pesticides believes long-term community and ecosystem health depends on active and informed participation by local stakeholders.
Beyond Pesticides has historically taken a two-pronged approach to the pesticide problem by identifying the risks of conventional pest management practices and promoting non-chemical and least toxic management alternatives. The organization's primary goal is to effect change through local action, assisting individuals and community-based organizations to stimulate discussion on the hazards of toxic pesticides, while providing information of safe alternatives.
The quarterly newsletter, Pesticides and You (PAY) is one way we inform and provide a voice for pesticide safety and alternatives. Additionally, our Daily News Blog provides the most current information day-to-day updates on pesticide issues. Beyond Pesticides has available publications to assist you with pest and pesticide related issues. Every year, the Beyond Pesticides National Pesticide Forum brings together scientists and activists from around the country.
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View Beyond Pesticides most current Annual Report, IRS Form 990 and audited financial statement (2011).
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