Midwest Pesticide Action Center Overview
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Target demographics: human health and the environment
Programs: Since our inception in 1994, MPAC (formerly SPCP) has been working on reducing pesticide exposures to children. We do this by promoting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a best practice. MPAC advocated for one of the nation's first laws to require IPM in Schools and Childcares. Since that time, we have collaborated on training teachers, administrators, engineers, childcare workers and others on IPM. We won a EPA Environmental Justice Award in 2008 for our childcare program. In 2009, we helped write and lobby for new and improved legislation that requires stricter protections for chemical lawn care applications on the grounds of schools and childcares. This program provides training and education on IPM to a critical audience and serves as a model for other states.
In 2010, MPAC was awarded a three-year EPA grant to reduce pollution in the Great Lakes by promoting natural lawn care and sustainable landscapes in the region - to cities, landscapers, and homeowners.
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