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Reason #9 to attend our MGG Healthy Lawns Fundraiser

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson will share his comedic take on common lawn weeds. Back in my childhood, I would pick up a dandelion, make a wish, and blow its seeds into the air. I didn’t realize back then, but I was probably public enemy #1 for my neighbors trying to maintain their green, weed-free lawns. Not

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The 10 reasons to attend our MGG Healthy Lawns Fundraiser

We’re closing in on our Midwest Grows Green (MGG) Healthy Lawns Fundraiser on October 29th, so we wanted to share the 10 reasons to attend. Each week, this blog will add a new reason. Reason #5 Hear pesticide reduction stories from advocates like Amy Joyce! Amy pushed her village of Whitefish Bay, WI to reduce their

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I Spy Green!

Retailers across Greater Chicago share eco-friendly lawn & garden product information Sunday, May 6th. Enter in any one of 21 Midwest Grows Green (MGG) hardware and garden stores on Chicago Grows Green (CGG) Retailer Day, Sunday, May 6th and you will find the products and tools needed to manage your lawn and garden with limited

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Chicago Grows Green

During Chicago Grows Green Week communities, advocates, and nonprofits envision a future Chicago landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals. No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks. That’s the future the Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and many others hope to demonstrate during Chicago Grows Green

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Stoughton Grows Green

During Stoughton Grows Green Day, citizen action groups, nonprofits, and advocates envision a future Stoughton landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks.  That’s the future that Sustainable Stoughton, Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), and many others hope to demonstrate during Stoughton Grows Green Day,

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Milwaukee Grows Green Weekend

During Milwaukee Grows Weekend communities, schools, and nonprofits envision a future Milwaukee landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals. No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks. That’s the future the Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and many others hope to demonstrate during Milwaukee Grows Green Weekend, April 27th

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Green Garden Fair Offers Healthy Food Growing Solutions

On Saturday, May 21st MPAC will educate community members in Elmhurst about strategies to reduce chemical use in their lawns and gardens alongside the local gardening business Sweet Home Organics. Sweet Home Organics shares similar values to MPAC’s mission by educating the community on healthy and eco-friendly food growing strategies through selling seedlings free of

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May 6, 2014 DuPage County Lawncare Seminar

For DuPage County municipalities and park districts, this half-day event is hosted by the Midwest Pesticide Action Center and University of Illinois Extension to learn about the health and environmental impacts of conventional landscaping. In addition, attendees will walk away with in-depth, practical training on sustainable lawn care practices. The event is sponsored by DuPage County Stormwater Management

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Condominium Associations and Cooperatives Prepare for Bed Bugs

In response to Chicago’s new Bed Bug Ordinance, MPAC hosted a successful Bed Bug Preparedness 101: Bed Bug Plan Development for Condominium Associations and Cooperatives on March 12, 2014 . During the half-day event, Midwest Pesticide Action Center staff led association and cooperative board members through a detailed, sample bed bug preparedness plan that included

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