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Month: May 2022

EPA Awards Cooperative Agreement to ECA and Penn State for Urban IPM Technician Training Program

The Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) in partnership with Penn State’s PA IPM program has received a cooperative agreement of $200,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct the Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technician Training program. The IPM training program’s emphasis is to train local Philadelphia residents in pest control and pest management… Read more »

Three of Northeast SARE’s Grant Programs Are Now Accepting Preproposals

As part of Northeast SARE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Strategic Plan, they will be examining their grant programs and procedures and may make structural changes to their grantmaking systems. To accommodate that work, these grant programs may not reopen for preproposals in 2023. Research and Education Grants Typical projects range from $30,000 to $250,000… Read more »

Agenda Announced and Registration Open for the 2022 Tick Academy

Please join the Tick IPM Working Group for the third annual Tick Academy.   The Tick Academy is the premier event for researchers, educators, students, public health professionals, pest control professionals, public-space managers and citizen scientists interested in learning more about what they can do to stop the spread of ticks and tickborne diseases in their… Read more »

EPA’s Strategic Plan Includes an Unprecedented Investment in Taking Decisive Action to Advance Environmental Justice and Civil Rights

EPA Region 5, based in Chicago, is soon going to be hiring people to join us in meeting this commitment. This work calls for scientific capacity to help the Agency identify and address disproportionate and cumulative environmental and human health impacts as we carry out our programs. It also calls for partnership and coordination –… Read more »

Field to Market and USDA-NRCS Announce Renewed MOU to Advance Science-Based Sustainability Measurement

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewing a partnership to integrate NRCS tools and models into Field to Market’s Fieldprint® Platform. The renewed MOU, which updates an agreement originally executed in 2014, advances a long-standing collaboration between… Read more »

Green Shield Certified Launches Sustainable Landscaping Standards

GSC for Landscapes expands sustainable pest control certification and evaluation services to outdoor spaces. Madison, Wisconsin, May 3, 2022 – This May, the sustainable standard for premium pest protection, Green Shield Certified (GSC), will introduce GSC for Landscapes that identifies and promotes safer greenspaces for: Pollinators-Habitat destruction and overuse of pesticides has triggered an unsustainable population decrease of pollinators which collectively… Read more »