Informative websites to visit, books to read, and videos to watch and share.
Beyond Pesticides is an incredible organization that can help your municipality with free training and a plan to convert to organic practices. They have many documents and other resources to help you with your advocacy.
Osborne Organics is the website of Chip Osborne, board member of Beyond Pesticides and national organic turf expert. Find information about consultation, training, and the systems approach to natural turf management.
Grassroots Environmental Education - The mission of Grassroots Environmental Education is to inform the public about the health risks of common environmental exposures and to empower individuals to act as catalysts for change in their own communities. Find numerous resources to assist you on their website.
Environment & Human Health, Inc. EHHI is a ten-member, science-based organization composed of physicians, public health professionals and policy experts dedicated to protecting human health from environmental harms through research, education and the promotion of sound public policy.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange - TEDX is a science based, nonprofit research institute. Their mission is to reduce the production and use of chemicals that interfere with healthy hormone function. They are an excellent, credible source for scientific information.
Environmental Health News - is an independent, reader- and foundation-funded organization that reports, publishes and curates journalism on environmental topics. EHN is another excellent source for information and news on pesticides.
Pesticide Action Network North America - PAN works with those on the front lines to tackle the pesticide problem — and reclaim the future of food and farming. Use their pesticide database to search chemical names and more.
The Myths of Safe Pesticides - André Leu challenges conventional farming methods by refuting the myths that surround the use and understanding of pesticides. He exposes the dangers of these chemicals and advocates organic practices as the most viable for farming in the 21st Century.
Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know® by Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan An essential reference for parents, parents-to-be, community advocates, and anyone else committed to healthier children and a healthier environment.
Our Stolen Future - Our Stolen Future tells the story of how endocrine disruption was discovered, how it works what it means, and how families can protect themselves and their communities, all in clear, simple language intended for a general audience.
How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century - by Hahrie Han, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. "This book begins with a simple question: why are some civic associations better than others at “getting”—and keeping—people involved in activism?"
Bringing Nature Home How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded - As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.
NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care, 6th Edition - The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Standards are the foundation of the NOFA Accreditation course in Organic Land Care. The standards are the result of years of work by landscape professionals, scientists and citizen activist who donated their time to produce the most complete reference for what qualifies as organic land management. The standards go far beyond how to grow an organic lawn. They present a philosophy of ecological stewardship in designing in maintaining landscapes. A CT NOFA committee reviews and update the standards approximately every three years. The standards are available free to view and print online.