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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools: Key Contacts

Covers resources related to integrated pest management in K-12 schools.

National Contacts

Beyond Pesticides, National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
Beyond Pesticides' Healthy Schools Project aims to minimize and eliminate the risks posed by pesticides through the adoption of school pest management policies and programs at the local, state, and federal level, thereby creating a healthier learning environment. Central to this effort are activities aimed at public education on pesticide hazards and efficacy of alternatives, and the continued development of model communities that serve as examples.

The IPM Institute of North America
The IPM Institute's mission is to accelerate adoption of IPM in agriculture and communities by using the power of the marketplace: Consumers want to support suppliers of goods and services who work to preserve the environment and reduce health hazards. They provides a variety of services including standards for schools and school grounds, and pest-specific links and resources.

School IPM
School IPM through the University of Florida is supported by the National IPM Network, the Southern IPM Center, and U.S. EPA. It continues to update resources that include information on IPM for parents, school adnimistration, faculty/staff, and teachers.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Managing Pests in Schools
U.S. EPA encourages school officials to adopt IPM practices. It offers links to regional and state EPA sources, and guidelines for starting a school IPM program and for controlling pests.