W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1996 Grants to Eliminate Contamination Affecting Children's Health
Pesticides and Endocrine Disrupters

Center for Bioenvironmental Research * Nov 1996 - $220,000 over two years
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
For surveys in coastal Louisiana to assess the impact of endocrine disrupters on coastal ecosystems and human health, and to inform decision-makers about the science underlying environmental policy issues.

Center for the Biology of Natural Systems * Nov 1996 - $150,000
Queens College of the City University of New York
Flushing, NY
To analyze the human risk, especially to children, from long range air transport of toxic chemicals.

Environmental Working Group * Feb 1996 - $300,000 over two years
A Project of the Tides Foundation
Washington, DC
To conduct research and educate the publc and policymakers about the risks of pesticide use, particularly for children and the unborn.

Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education * Nov 1996 - $85,000
Los Angeles, CA
To document and analyze U.S. pesticide export practices.

Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet * May 1996 - $100,000
New York, NY
To create consumer demand for food produced without pesticides.

Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet * Nov 1996 - $40,000
New York, NY
To increase the supply and demand for food produced without pesticides in conjunction with the Virginia Association for Biological Farming.

National Campaign for Pesticide Policy Reform * Feb 1995 - $150,000
A Project of the Tides Center
Washington, DC
For public, press and policymaker education about the need for pesticide reform.

Grassroots
Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation * Nov 1996 - $25,000
Davis, CA
To bring together environmentalists and farmers to advocate for pesticide use reduction and other sustainable agricultural practices.

Community Coalition to End Pesticide Drift * Feb 1996 - $30,000
A project of the Pesticide Watch Education Fund
San Francisco, CA
To assist volunteer organizations working to end the contamination hazard posed by pesticides drifting off-site from agricultural applications.

Ecology Center of Ann Arbor * Feb 1996 - $40,000
Ann Arbor, MI
For research and public education about hormone-disrupting chemicals in the Great Lakes region.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater * Feb 1996 - $35,000
Albany, NY
To heighten awareness of the health risks, especially to children, created by contamination of the Hudson River ecosystem.

Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation * Feb 1996 - $40,000
Albany, NY
To reduce pesticide use and exposure in Florida's schools.

New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides * Nov 1996 - $30,000
Albany, NY
To assist parents, teachers and others in implementing least-toxic pesticide control practices in schools.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides * May 96 - $30,000
Eugene, OR
To educate the public about the hazards of pesticide use, to promote disclosure of inert pesticide ingredients and to encourage alternative pest management practices.

Pesticide Watch Education Fund * Feb 1996 - $40,000
San Francisco, CA
To protect health, and particularly children's health, from contamination by air-borne pesticides.

Safer Pest Control Project * May 1996 - $40,000
A Project of the Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund
Chicago, IL
To reduce pesticide use in Chicago public schools and housing, and to inform state decision-makers and the public about pesticide health threats and cost-effective alternatives.

Scenic Hudson * Feb 1996 - $35,000
Poughkeepsie, NY
To heighten awareness of health risks, especially to children, created by contamination of the Hudson River's ecosystem.

Virginia Association for Biological Farming * Nov 1996 - $40,000
Blacksburg, VA
To increase the supply and demand for food produced in Virginia with few or no pesticides.

Virginia Citizens Fund * Nov 1996 - $25,000
Charlottesville, VA
To build public support for implementing least-toxic methods of pest control in and around school buildings and public spaces.

Western Environmental Law Center * May 1996 - $30,000
Eugene, OR
For litigation seeking mandatory disclosure and regulation of inert ingredients in pesticide products, and to organize citizen action in support of full disclosure.

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