To make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through
innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community.
UPCOMING SPG EVENTS
Sustainable Pacific Grove
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Museum of Natural History
7 to 8:30 PM
Local Pesticide Use and Our Health
The March Program will focus on the current use of pesticides in Monterey County and the threat this use poses to public health, especially children’s health. Because of the agricultural nature of our county, most of the information will pertain to agricultural pesticides and their use near public schools. Beginning with an overview of what regulations and programs exist at the state and county level regarding pesticide use near schools, we will explore the role Monterey Bay community members have had in shaping these policies. In conclusion, we will look at what the coming year might bring in terms of advocacy around control of pesticides in our community.
Our presenter, Lucia Calderón, a Salinas resident, is a UC Santa Cruz alumna formally trained in biology and sustainable development. She leads Safe Ag Safe Schools, a coalition of Monterey Bay community members advocating for policy that protects children and families from the health hazards of pesticides.
All are welcome!
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