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National Pesticide Forum Coming to Yale in 2012

Beyond Pesticides announed that the 30th annual National Pesticide Forum will be held at Yale University in New Haven, Ct., on March 30-31, 2012.

Titled “Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments,” the forum will be co-sponsored by numerous organizations including Environment & Human Health Inc., and The Watershed Alliance at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The conference will focus on organic landcare, urban/suburban pesticide use, organic food, and protective national, state, and local policies.

Connecticut has been the nation’s most progressive state in terms of pesticide regulation, first adopting the Child Safe Playing Fields Act in 2005 and more recently announcing plans to look at overturning state pre-emption laws regarding pesticides. National chemical fertilizer and pesticide groups are aligning to turn back Connecticut’s environmental progress; the timing of Connecticut’s selection as the site of the forum was thrilling to local activists.

“This is very exciting news for sure,” said Nancy Alderman, the president of Environment and Human Health Inc. in an email to followers this morning. “Hopefully many of you will want to be part of this conference.”

Sessions will be held in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ Kroon Hall, a sustainable building that showcases the latest developments in green building technology.

More details and registration information is available on the National Pesticide Forum webpage. If you’re interested in participating or attending, email John Kepner at jkepner@beyondpesticides.org.

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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