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30th National Pesticide Forum: Healthy Communities: Green Solutions For Safe Environments
February 15, 2012, 2:36 pm
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Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
New Haven, CT —  March 30-31, 2012

Acclaimed ecologist and Living Downstream author, Sandra Steingraber, PhD will be speaking at the 30th National Pesticide Forum, exploring the links between human rights and the environment. Join Dr. Steingraber and other researchers, authors, beekeepers, organic business leaders, elected officials, activists, and others to discuss the latest science, policy solutions, and grassroots action.

Register online at  Fees start at $35 ($15 for students) and include all sessions, conference materials, and organic food and drink.

Other confirmed speaker highlights include: Gary Hirshberg, chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Farms; John Wargo, PhD, author and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies professor; David Hackenberg, beekeeper to first discover Colony Collapse Disorder; Julia Brody, PhD, breast cancer researcher and director of the Silent Spring Institute; Warren Porter, PhD, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison zoologist and environmental toxicologist; Curt Spalding, Administrator for EPA’s New England Region; Christian Krupke, PhD, Purdue entomologist studying impacts of pesticides on bees; Chip Osborne, national organic turf expert; Andrea Kidd Taylor, DrPH, Morgan State public health professor; and more. See full speaker list.

Sessions will be held in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ Kroon Hall. It is a truly sustainable building: a showcase of the latest developments in green building technology. See website for lodging and other local information.

The conference is convened by Beyond Pesticides, Environment and Human Health, Inc., and the Watershed Partnership, Inc., and co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut, CATA (Farmworker Support Committee), Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Common Ground, Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Ecological Health Association, Inc., Grassroots Environmental Education, Green Decade/Newton, GreenCape, Hartford Food System, LEAH Collective, NOFA Massachusetts Chapter, Northern New Jersey Safe Yards Alliance, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut,, Sierra Club-Connecticut Chapter, Toxics Action Center, and Yale Student Environmental Coalition. Contact us if your organization is interested in co-sponsoring this event.


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