Events, News

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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News

The MGG Road Trip: Why it’s needed

From April 27th to May 19th, our MGG initiative crosses bridges and builds them to join volunteerism with program implementation and development. MPAC’s Ryan Anderson elaborates. This April, the City of Evanston will publish a public progress report of its Sustainable Pest Control and Pesticide Reduction Policy passed in 2010. The report summarizes all the

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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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Springing into Natural Lawn Care

Our Midwest Grows Green providers offer their favorite spring lawn care tips As the temperature gradually creeps up, it’s time to emerge from winter hibernation and get back outside. With the thought of cookouts and block parties on the horizon, many of us want both attractive and healthy lawns for our children and pets. Whether a

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From “no way” to “why not?”

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson explores how to connect with those initially resistant to Natural Lawn Care Our natural lawn care (NLC) session at the 2018 Illinois Parks Conference last month had it all. I covered the environmental and health risks of pesticides and how to engage the community in these issues. Two NLC companies, Logic Lawn

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A Holiday Message from MPAC’s Executive Director Ruth Kerzee

Happy Holidays, Everyone! As we move into the darkest days of the year, I brighten mine by thinking of all the warmth and encouragement we have received in 2017 from you, our supporters.  Your leadership in communities across the Midwest to limit the impacts of pesticides differs in stark contrast to the barrage of discouraging

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Don’t Put These Three Things Down Your Drain

Guest contributor Jenny Holt cautions against the environmental hazards of improperly disposing certain common household products. Lots of people think that they have an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but they don’t realize that they regularly release toxic chemicals into the environment. The Midwest continues to grow more environmentally concerned, exemplified by the city of Urbana recently

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