The 30th National Pesticide Forum Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments
Yale University, New Haven, CT
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
March 30-31, 2012
Thanks to everyone who attended and helped organize our 2012 conference (see program), and a special thank you to our Forum sponsors. We have received very positive feedback and hope the conference was useful for all attendees. We're you at the Forum? Fill out an evaluation form and let us know what you think.
More on the Issues
We learned a lot from the speakers at the conference, but it doesn't have stop there. Learn more about the issues discussed at the Forum and take action to protect health and the environment.
- Pesticide-free lawns and landscapes
- CT legislation: Bill 5155 (legislation that threatens to repeal the pesticide ban on school grounds); and Bill 5121 (legislation that would open the door to communities wishing to restrict pesticide use locally).
- We will keep you updated on the latest developments regarding both of these bills. You can also check our Daily News blog for Connecticut and other state updates.
- Organic food and farming
- Eating with a Conscience: Eating food that's best for you, farmworker and rural health, and the environment.
- Protecting honey bees and wild pollinators
- What you can do to help: From pesticide-free yards and organic food to backyard beekeeping and writing to Congress
- Children and pesticides
- The School Environment Protection Act: Federal legislation to protect children from toxic pesticides used in and around schools.
The conference was convened by Beyond Pesticides, Environment and Human Health, Inc., and the Watershed Partnership, Inc., and co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut, CATA (Farmworker Support Committee), Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Common Ground, Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Ecological Health Association, Inc., Grassroots Environmental Education, Green Decade/Newton, GreenCape, Hartford Food System, LEAH Collective, NOFA Massachusetts Chapter, Northern New Jersey Safe Yards Alliance, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Safelawns.org, Sierra Club-Connecticut Chapter, Toxics Action Center, and Yale Student Environmental Coalition.
Watch videos from the 29th National Pesticide Forum. We would like to thank everyone who was able to be a part of Sustainable Community: Practical solutions for health and the environment, the 29th National Pesticide Forum. We believe the opportunity to get together and share information and strategy is vital to public health and environmental protection, and we are glad that so many people were part of this important gathering.
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