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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Schools: Key Contacts
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Background and Overview
Reasons for Change
Barriers to Change
Case Studies
Environmental Regulations
P2 Opportunities
Glossary of Terms
Key Contacts
Complete List of Links

This section provides a listing of individuals and organizations that you should consult first with your questions about Pollution Prevention and Integrated Pest Management for Schools.

For additional assistance, refer to the broader, alphabetical list of contacts in the "Where to Go for P2 Help" section of this Topic Hub.

National Contacts

Beyond Pesticides, National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
701 E. Street, SE., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003 USA
Telephone: 202-543-5450; Fax: 202-543-4791;
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.

Integrated Pest Management for Schools and Childcare Facilities
Purdue Entomology Extension, Purdue University, Department of Entomology, 901 West State Street, Smith Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1158 USA
Telephone: 814-863-4641; Fax: 814-865-3048;
The Midwest Technical Resource Center for IPM in schools and day care facilities is through Purdue University. Their goal is to help administrators and teachers maintain safe and pest-free learning environments for children through improved pest management practices.

The IPM Institute of North America, Inc
IPM Institute of North America, Inc., 1914 Rowley Avenue, Madison, WI 53726 USA
Telephone: 608-232-1528; Fax: 608-232-1530;
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.

PA IPM, School IPM, PennState
Penn State University, 501 ASI Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA
Telephone: 814-863-4641; Fax: 814-865-3048;
The School IPM section of the PennState Web site is targeted to provide information to team members. Therefore, they provide information for school administrators, facilities managers, teachers, students, and parents. The importance of school IPM is further emphasized by new state laws and regulations that require IPM plans to be created for management of pests on school grounds, and the requirement of the State Board of Education that IPM be a part of Pennsylvania's academic standards.

School IPM in Schools
University of Florida, Entomology, Bldg 970, Natural Area Dr. P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620 USA
Telephone: 352-392-2484; Fax: 352-846-1500
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, Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention division, Environmental Stewardship Division, U.S. EPA, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20460 USA
Telephone: 703-308-7035; Fax: 703-308-7026
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.

For additional assistance, refer to the broader, alphabetical list of contacts in the "Where to Go for P2 Help" section of this Topic Hub.

Regional Contacts

Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155-2538 USA
Telephone: 651-201-6217;
The University of Minnesota provides IPM fact sheets and workshops for school maintenance. They offer four "IPM in Minnesota Schools Powerpoint Presentations," in addition to a growing list of other resources.

Safer Pest Control Project
Safer Pest Control Project, 4611 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60640 USA
Telephone: 773-878-7378; Fax: 773-878-8250;
The Safer Pest Control Project is the only organization in Illinois dedicated to protecting children and their families from serious health consequences of pesticides. Safer Pest Control Project (SPCP) works to reduce pesticide use and promotes safe, effective alternatives.

At the center of Safer's efforts is Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a proven method that emphasizes simple, inexpensive prevention practices that cause the least harm to people and the planet. For 11 years, SPCP has done its work by developing model programs and policies; lobbying; building coalitions; and conducting outreach, training, and advocacy programs.


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