What We Do
For the past 20 years, Midwest Pesticide Action Center has been working at the local, state, and regional levels to protect people and the environment from the dangers of pesticides through advocacy, education, and outreach. Learn more about our programs below:
Keeping Kids Healthy
We work with school administration and parents to reduce pesticide use where our children live, learn, and play.
Maintaining Healthy Parks
We engage communities and park districts to cultivate sustainable, healthy spaces.
Reducing Climate Impact
Grows Green educates retailers in order to help customers make climate-friendly lawn and garden choices.
Preserving Water Quality
We promote healthy lawn and landscape practices to protect water resources throughout the Midwest.
Managing Healthy Homes
We advocate for safe and healthy living spaces by educating residents and building managers on integrated pest management.
Beating Back Bed Bugs
We inform individuals and institutions on safe, effective ways to control bed bugs that minimize exposure to toxic chemicals.
Advancing Toxic-Free Policies
We partner with governments on the local and state levels and empower the public to guard against pesticide exposure.
Working Toward Environmental Justice
We help protect low-income and minority communities from the effects associated with disproportionate exposure to toxic chemicals.