Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment through
is a 60-page report that documents the IPM practices of 27 school
districts in 19 states. Published by Beyond Pesticides and the School
Pesticide Reform Coalition,
it contains an in-depth look at the history, policies,
implementation, costs/benefits and keys to success and expansion
for each school district. The
report also includes a how-to guide to help schools to adopt IPM
programs, a list of school IPM contacts, a list of states that
have IPM or pesticide policies and a 2-page IPM checklist for
Kagan Owens of Beyond Pesticides, “Safer Schools is intended to
inform school community members and activists, policy decision
makers and pest management practitioners, all of whom play
critical roles in getting schools to implement effective IPM
are available from the IPM Institute or Beyond Pesticides for $5
each, including shipping and handling.
To order, contact the IPM Institute or email Beyond
Pesticides or call 202-543-5450.
information, visit the Beyond Pesticides website at http://www.beyondpesticides.org/main.html.
Pest Management at the Crossroads, written by Charles M.
Benbrook and others, presents viable, currently available
alternatives to high-risk, chemically dependent pest management
strategies. The book
details the threats chemicals pose to people and the environment,
examines costs and benefits of pesticide regulation and documents
successful IPM programs.
Consumers Union in 1996, copies of Pest
Management at the Crossroads are now available for $12.50
each, including shipping and handling, from the IPM Institute.
For more information on the book, visit the Pest Management
at the Crossroads website at http://www.pmac.net/.