EFM Policy Structure

From Beyond Pesticides

Tools for Change

Model Program

Resources to Organize an IPM Policy

EFM Policies

Poison Free Malibu EFM Policy – Long Version

Poison Free Malibu EFM Policy – Drafted Condensed Version

Policy 50

StepUp!

References

Our Children at Risk from the Natural Resources Defense Council

Testimony of two UC Irvine professors

Wide Range of Diseases Linked to Pesticides

Code of Federal Regulations for Eco-Exempt Products

OMRI Product List

National Organic Program

NCAP Tips for Indoor & Outdoor Pests

Pesticide Action Network pesticide database

Cost comparison of chemical versus organic turf management

Ojai Pest Management

Pesticide Free Localities

In addition, here are some pesticide free cities in the United Kingdom and Europehttp://www.pan-uk.org/pesticide-free/

Precautionary Principle

The key elements of the Precautionary Principle approach to decision-making include:

1. Anticipatory Action: There is a duty to take anticipatory action to prevent harm. Government, business, and community groups, as well as the general public, share this responsibility.

2. Right to Know: The community has a right to know complete and accurate information on potential human health and environmental impacts associated with the selection of products, services, operations or plans. The burden to supply this information lies with the proponent, not with the general public.

3. Alternatives Assessment: An obligation exists to examine a full range of alternatives and select the alternative with the least potential impact on human health and the environment including the alternative of doing nothing.

4. Full Cost Accounting: When evaluating potential alternatives, there is a duty to consider all the reasonably foreseeable costs, including raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, use, cleanup, eventual disposal, and health costs even if such costs are not reflected in the initial price. Short- and long-term benefits and time thresholds should be considered when making decisions.

5. Participatory Decision Process: Decisions applying the Precautionary Principle must be transparent, participatory, and informed by the best available science and other relevant information.