Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Environment, Health

Location: 4611 N. Ravenswood Suite 107 Chicago IL 60640 USA

Mission: Midwest Pesticide Action Center is dedicated to reducing the health risks and environmental impacts of pesticide use by promoting safer alternatives.
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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EIN 36-4361525
(773) 878-7378
www.midwestpesticideaction.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

SPCP does such important work to protect our communities from pesticides. The information they provide on pests and how to deal with them is priceless. It's truly amazing, what this small organization has accomplished!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

SPCP is small but mighty. It's programs have a tremendous impact on a wide range of people. They are effective because then not only provide information about pesticide risks, but also provide training and information on how to implement effective and safer alternative methods. Their work has served as a model for national efforts to reduce pesticide risk in schools, childcares, public and low income housing and elsewhere.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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