The 30th National Pesticide Forum  
March 30-31, 2012
Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments,Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies,
Kroon Hall,
New Haven, CT  

Although organic farming and  land management continue to grow, policies to protect people from pesticides are threatened in the Northeast and around the country. At the same time, cutting-edge science links pesticide exposure to health problems, honey bee colony collapse, and other environmental issues. Join researchers, authors, beekeepers, organic business leaders, elected officials, activists, and others to discuss the latest science, policy solutions, and grassroots action.

Register online and learn more:  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/forum/  

Fees start at $35 ($15 for students) and include all sessions, conference materials, and organic food and drink. Non-members: $75 (Incl one-year membership.)

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Speakers.   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; Curt Spalding, Administrator for EPA's New England Region; Christian Krupke, PhD, Purdue University entomologist studying impacts of systemic pesticides on bees; Chip Osborne, organic turf expert and president of Osborne Organics; and more. See full speaker list.

Organizers. The conference is convened by Beyond Pesticides, Environment and Human Health, Inc., and the Watershed Partnership, Inc., and co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Grassroots Environmental Education, Green Decade/ Newton, GreenCape, NOFA Massachusetts Chapter, Northern New Jersey Safe Yards Alliance, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, SafeLawns Foundation, Sierra Club-Connecticut Chapter, and Toxics Action Center. Contact us if your organization is interested in co-sponsoring this event.