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
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
- 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
- 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
- For public, press and policymaker education about the need for pesticide reform.
- Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation * Nov 1996 - $25,000
- 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
- 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
- To reduce pesticide use and exposure in Florida's schools.
- New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides * Nov 1996 - $30,000
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- To increase the supply and demand for food produced in Virginia with few or no pesticides.
- Virginia Citizens Fund * Nov 1996 - $25,000
- 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
- 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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