The IPM Institute of North America is a rapidly growing independent 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 1998 to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through market-based mechanisms based in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other sustainable practices.
Our mission is to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities by using the power of the marketplace: buyers want to support products and services that work to protect the environment and reduce health hazards. Marketplace demand is a powerful incentive for increasing the adoption of IPM and other best practices in agriculture, landscapes and public and private facilities!
Our team of 23 currently works on more than a dozen projects to increase adoption of IPM and other best practices that improve working conditions, reduce greenhouse gases, improve air quality, water quality and soil health and reduce risks to health and the environment from pesticide and nutrient use in agriculture and communities.
The IPM Institute is funded by grants from government, private foundations and by fees from our services and programs.
We’ve received the following recognition for our work:
- 2014 Whole Foods Market Supplier Award for Outstanding Quality Assurance, Whole Foods Market
- 2012, 2009 Sustained Excellence in IPM Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004 National Champion, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program
- 2005 Children’s Environmental Health Recognition Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children’s Health Protection