2018 Community Engagement Celebration Day

Project Title

Good Neighbor Iowa

Presentation Type

Other

Project Summary

Good Neighbor Iowa is a state-wide initiative out of UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education. Kicking off in April of 2017, the program aims to reduce unnecessary, urban pesticide exposure to protect pollinators and biodiversity, water quality, and, most importantly, child health. There's significant evidence in the literature that pesticide exposure is really quite harmful to a child's normal development, especially when it comes to neural behavioral issues and cancer development. In 2017, Good Neighbor Iowa has signed on 33 schools, 29 child care centers, 154 parks, 29 other institutions, and over 500 residences (translating roughly into 17,700 children not exposed, and over 4,700 acres not sprayed). With 2018 well under way, we look forward to making even more inroads to prevent children from unnecessary environmental hazards.

Start Date

19-4-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2018 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department/Center/Organization

Center for Energy & Environmental Education

Award Category

Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Award (Theme-Based)

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

Good Neighbor Iowa

Good Neighbor Iowa is a state-wide initiative out of UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education. Kicking off in April of 2017, the program aims to reduce unnecessary, urban pesticide exposure to protect pollinators and biodiversity, water quality, and, most importantly, child health. There's significant evidence in the literature that pesticide exposure is really quite harmful to a child's normal development, especially when it comes to neural behavioral issues and cancer development. In 2017, Good Neighbor Iowa has signed on 33 schools, 29 child care centers, 154 parks, 29 other institutions, and over 500 residences (translating roughly into 17,700 children not exposed, and over 4,700 acres not sprayed). With 2018 well under way, we look forward to making even more inroads to prevent children from unnecessary environmental hazards.