Upcoming Training and Events
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We offer site assessments, custom workshops, and individualized assistance for client service providers, childcare centers, building managers, schools, retailers, and others interested in educating their staff and clients on reducing pesticide use.
Bed Bugs in Chicago: Expert Webinar Series
Ask the Experts!
We’re hosting a series of free webinars, diving into different aspects of Chicago’s bed bug epidemic. Bringing Chicago’s bed bug experts straight to your computer, we’ll discuss practical steps for preventing and treating bed bug infestations, as well as the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under Chicago’s Bed Bug Ordinance.
Chicago Ward Events
Coming to a Ward near you!
Midwest Pesticide Action Center will be engaging with community members on integrated pest management and natural lawn care at several upcoming housing fairs and community meetings. On August 26th, we will be at the 26th Annual 4th Ward Health & Housing Fair, located at 555 E. 51st St., from 10 AM – 2 PM. On September 20th, MPAC will be at the 6th Ward’s Quarterly Community Meeting at the Salvation Army on 845 W. 69th St. from 6 – 8 PM.
Gardens & Grapes
Don’t miss our fall fundraiser on October 19th at Tannins Wine Bar in Elmhurst, Illinois! Please check back soon for more details.
IPM in Childcare Facilities
Free Gateways i-learning workshop for all child care providers
Learn the basics of Integrated Pest Management and your responsibilities as a childcare provider for implementing an IPM plan from this one hour Gateway i-learning online workshop created by MPAC with support from the US EPA Environmental Justice program. Receive 1 hour of CEU credit upon completion.
MGG Lawn & Land Forum
The MGG Lawn & Land Forum is a collaboration between MPAC, the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association, and the University of Wisconsin Turfgrass Science Program to document, summarize, and improve the state of Integrated Pest Management and Natural Lawn Care policies and practices locally, regionally, and nationally. All summaries, findings, and resources developed from this forum will remain open source to turf managers, policymakers, and individuals interested in applying IPM policies and programs to their work.
The next MGG webinar session will take place in July of 2017.