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
The blooming of forsythia shrubs and the sprouting of tree leafs signals the beginning of the lawn care season and the many critical decisions to grow strong, resilient grass this spring. This year, seven retailers in Kane County alleviate the anxiety lawn care may bring by eco-labeling effective organic and natural lawn care products and tools.
On October 28th, 2016 MPAC’s Executive Director Ruth Kerzee raised legality concerns about the City of Chicago’s use of dry ice to control rat populations. In early November, the EPA alerted the cities of Chicago, Boston, and New York that the practice of using dry ice to kill rats was not a registered rat control measure
The following was a press release for October 28, 2016. The EPA has since contacted the City of Chicago about the unregistered use of dry ice as reported by USA Today. To see a translation of this press release in Portuguese, please click here. The Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), the only organization based in the