Center for Community Pesticide and Alternatives Information
The Center for Community Pesticide and Alternatives Information serves as the central distribution vehicle for information on pesticide hazards and alternatives to their use. It houses activities and projects that: (i) stimulate widespread education on the hazards of toxic pesticides, particularly as they relate to children, and the availability of effective alternative pest management approaches; (ii) influence decision makers responsible for pest management to use alternative means of pest control; and, (iii) encourage the adoption of local, state and national policies that stringently restrict pesticide use and promote alternative approaches.
The Center for Community Pesticide and Alternatives plays a critical leadership role in the pesticide reform movement by providing the public with information on pesticide hazards and alternatives to their use. Experienced and trained staff, utilizing nearly two decades of background materials assembled at the Beyond Pesticides office, are able to assist the public. Media utilize the information services to assemble background information and enable Beyond Pesticides the ability to get the word out.
See our online resources to the left, email us, or call us at 202-543-5450.
An introduction to pesticide issues, this presentation was given at "Sustainable Community: Practical solutions for health and the environment, Beyond Pesticides' 29th National Pesticide Forum, April 8-9, 2011, Denver, CO. Speaker: Caroline Cox, Beyond Pesticides board member; research director, Center for Environmental Health, Oakland, CA.