Pesticides All Around Us: Solutions To This Pollution
June 2, 2017
Pace University, Pleasantville
This Conservation Café covered the current status of pesticide use regionally and statewide, the impact of pesticides, and community-based efforts to reduce the use of pesticides.
Speakers For The Program Included:
Patti Wood, Founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, provided an overview on the status and impact of pesticide use regionally and statewide.
Sara Goddard, Chair of Rye Sustainability Committee (RSC), discussed strategies for encouraging communities to reduce pesticide use on public and private property.
Peter DeLucia, Assistant Commissioner of Westchester County Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Protection and Mike McCall, Westchester County Pest Management Committee - Pest Management Coordinator highlighted County policies, practices and other initiatives to reduce and limit pesticide use in the County.
A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session followed the formal presentations. Click here for more information.
The Westchester County Conservation Café series provides a forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Private citizens, members of concerned organizations, municipal planners and others hear the latest information and have an opportunity to network.
FCWC co-sponsors these programs along with Pace University, Grassroots Environmental Education, Teatown Lake Reservation, Greenburgh Nature Center, Mianus River Gorge and Westchester Land Trust.
More information at parks.westchestergov.com/conervationeffotrts/conservation-cafe
Past Conservation Café programs:
November 2015 You might be wondering why so many communities across the Country are concerned about a ubiquitous item that seems fits so well into our every day lives.
June 2015 'Greening our Parks' discussed initiatives parks, both regionally and nationally, have taken on to address sustainability in our open spaces.
November 7, 2014 People Power: How Citizen Science Is Changing the Way Scientists Work
October 4, 2013 Radioactive Gas in Our Pipelines: What can be done about the gas coming into our homes and businesses?
June 7, 2013 Climate change and its effects on oceans, rivers, and our weather.
December 7, 2012 What a Waste: the Problem with Single, One-Time Use Products and Solutions.