Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #278
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Building Blocks for School Integrated Pest Management (IMP), 2002* Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides. IMP Manual for school staff and pest management professionals. Outlines steps for implementing effective IPM of specific structural pests, including monitoring, prevention and control techniques. Highlights costs (and savings) of IPM programs. Contact Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003; phone (202) 543-5450; fax (202) 543-4791; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.beyondpesticides.org/.
*Clear Water Fund and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR) Web site on Resource and Action Center on Children and the Environment* http://www.preventingharm.org. Focuses on recent GBPSR report “In Harm’s Way” about connection between toxic pollution and developmental disabilities. Explains behavioral, learning and physiological impairment associated with specific chemicals. Contact Clean Water Fund, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite A300-16, Washington, DC 20008-2328; phone (202) 895-0432; fax (202) 895-0438; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.cleanwaterfund.org.
*California School Integrated Pest Management (IMP) Web site* http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/cfdocs/apps/schoolipm/main.cfm. Outlines California laws and regulations concerning pesticide use in schools, highlighting the Healthy Schools Act of 2000. Provides reports on state school district pest management practices. Offers model school IMP programs and information on least toxic alternatives for managing ants, fleas, wasps, gophers and weeds. Contact California Department of Pesticide Regulation, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812-4015; phone (916) 445-4300; fax (916) 324-1452; Web site http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/.
*New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides Web site* http://www.cehn.org/cehn/resourceguide/nycap.html. Offers many online and print guides for alternatives to synthetic chemicals for pests (head lice, stinging insects) and weeds common to schools. Facilitates school Integrated Pest Management (IPM) conferences in New York. Discusses pesticides and health impacts on children. Contact New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, 353 Hamilton Street, Albany, New York 12210-1709; phone (518) 426-8246; fax (518) 426-3052; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.crisny.org/not-for-profit/nycap/.
*Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Standards for Schools, 2000* IPM Institute of North America. Includes IPM school curricula, practice surveys, news and directory of IPM organizations. Provides IPM certification criteria for schools. 128 pp. Download free at http://www.ipminstitute.org/school.htm; order print copies for US$15 each. Contact IPM Institute of North America, 1914 Rowley Ave, Madison, WI 53705; phone (608) 232-1528; fax (608) 232-1530; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.ipminstitute.org.
PANUPS is a weekly email news service providing resource guides and reporting on pesticide issues that don’t always get coverage by the mainstream media. It’s produced by Pesticide Action Network North America, a non-profit and non-governmental organization working to advance sustainable alternatives to pesticides worldwide.
You can join our efforts! We gladly accept donations for our work and all contributions are tax deductible in the United States. Visit http://www.panna.org/donate.