Greening Our Community
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
The 28th National Pesticide Forum - April 9-10, 2010
Convened by Beyond Pesticides Ohio and Beyond Pesticides of Washington, D.C. Cosponsored by CWRUs Department of Environmental Health and Science
We are thrilled to announce that Beyond Pesticides 28th National Pesticide Forum will be held in Cleveland at CWRU. This forum will bring together nationally known scientists, policy makers, activists, doctors, business people and the public to share scientific findings and public policy that are important to health and the environment. We expect hundreds of attendees.
These national conventions excel at making the connection between pesticides and many other sustainability concerns. While most people know that pesticides pose a health risk, even more will learn that they are related to issues involving clean air, clean water, food, farming, lawn care, sewer systems, and the health of our drinking water, rivers and lakes.
Local organizations and experts in the above fields will be invited to present and participate in the forum. Also, there will be a focus on green job growth and the use of Lake Erie.
Furthermore, the forum will introduce and dovetail perfectly with Beyond Pesticides Ohios Safe Lawns / Clean Water campaign. Vast amounts of herbicides and fertilizers end up in our rivers, lakes, sewers, and drinking water. Through a robust public education campaign, the project will seek to address these concerns and bring about policy changes. Fortunately, there are alternatives to toxic pesticides. We promote the safe and effective practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM.) IPM is a common sense science-based program that significantly reduces or in some cases eliminates the need to use toxic pesticides. Many states and municipalities are beginning to embrace IPM techniques for both indoor and outdoor pest and turf problems. For more detailed information see our web site at www.beyondpesticides.org