W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1997 Grants to Eliminate Contamination - Pesticides and Endocrine Disrupters


Center for the Biology of Natural Systems * Nov 1997 - $90,000
Queens College of the City University of New York
Flushing, NY
To apply the atrazine transport model to the task of generating information about the human and wildlife populations that may be significantly exposed to major airborne endocrine disruptors.

Commonweal * Feb. 1997 - $75,000
Bolinas, CA
To promote public, professional, and political awareness of the need to protect the health of children by reducing their exposure to fetal contaminations.

Pesticide Action Network * May 1997 - $90,000 over 2 years
North American Regional Center
San Francisco, CA
To expand information and publication services on pesticides and alternatives.

University of Florida - Department of Zoology * Nov. 1997 - $41,000
Gainesville, FL
To inject into policy discussions considerations of the links between toxicology and basic biological mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels.

Grassroots

CALPRIG at San Diego Charitable Trust * May 1997 - $30,000
Los Angeles, CA
To produce an assessment of toxic exposures- focused on pesticides- and reproductive health disorders in California, in collaboration with California Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Ecology Center of Ann Arbor * May 1997 - $28,000
Ann Arbor, MI
To increase awareness about hormone disrupting chemicals in the Great Lakes region.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater * May 1997 - $50,000 over 2 years
Poughkeepsie, NY
To campaign for the reduction of PCB tolerance levels in Hudson River fish in collaboration with Scenic Hudson, Inc

Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation * May 1997 - $20,000
To promote least-toxic methods of pest control in schools in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

Michigan Environmental Council * May 1997 - $20,000
Lansing, MI
To increase awareness about hormone disrupting chemicals in the Great Lakes region.

New Jersey Public Interest Research Group Law and Policy Center * May 1997 - $18,000
Trenton, NJ
To produce an assessment of toxic exposures- focused on industrial emissions- and reproductive health disorders in New Jersey in collaboration with New Jersey Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides * May 1997 - $30,000
Eugene, OR
To promote the public's right to know about the toxicity of "inert" ingredients in pesticides, in collaboration with Western Environmental Law Center,

Pesticide Action Network * May 1997 - $90,000
San Francisco, CA
To expand international information and publication services on pesticides and alternatives.

Pesticide Watch Education Fund * May 1997 - $28,000
San Francisco, CA
To protect children's health, from contamination by air-borne pesticide drift.

Physicians for Social Responsibility * May 1997 - $8,000
Newark, NJ
To produce an assessment of toxic exposures- focused on industrial emissions- and reproductive health disorders in New Jersey in collaboration with New Jersey Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Physicians for Social Responsibility * May 1997 - $15,000
Newark, NJ
To produce an assessment of toxic exposures- focused on industrial emissions- and reproductive health disorders in California, in collaboration with California Public Interest Research Group Charitable Trust.

Safer Pest Control Project * May 1997 - $60,000 over 2 years.
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 risks and cost-effective alternatives.

Scenic Hudson * May 1997 - $50,000 over 2 years
Poughkeepsie, NY
To campaign for the reduction of PCB tolerance levels in Hudson River fish, in collaboration with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.

Southern Echo, Inc. * May 1997 - $20,000
Jackson, MS
To limit toxic emissions, pesticide use, and other environmental health hazards in Mississippi by the creation of "Environmental Safety Zones."

Washington Toxics Coaltion * May 1997 - $50,000
Seattle, WA
To promote public awareness and understanding of the endocrine disrupting effects of many common pollutants in our environment.

Western Environmental Law Center * May 1997 - $30,000
Eugene, OR
To promote the public's right to know about the toxicity of "inert" ingredients in pesticides, in collaboration with Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides.


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