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Support Us

Donate now to support Midwest Pesticide Action Center! Your contribution helps us to:

  • Minimize pesticide use in schools, childcares, yards, and parks;
  • Decrease runoff of/exposure to toxic lawn and garden chemicals;
  • Reduce pesticide exposure and pest problems in low-income communities;
  • Inform people about pesticide risks and the availability of safer alternatives;
  • Advance policies that provide greater protections against pesticide exposure.

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Continue reading for: Sponsor an Event or Workshop, Host a Fundraising Event, Buy a Pesticide-Free Zone Sign, Buy a Copy of “The Organic Lawn Care Mannual: A Natural, Low-Maintenace System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn”

Earn money for Midwest Pesticide Action Center by simply shopping online.


Try the iGive Button – a tiny addition to your browser that automatically tells stores you want your shopping to support us. Giving is easy, free, and automatic with over 1,300 retailers.

You can also support us through your workplace giving and while you buy your favorite products. We are a member of Earthshare Illinois and 1% for the Planet.

Sponsor an Event or Workshop. For more information about recognition opportunities, email or call (773) 878-7378.

Host a Fundraising Event. Hosting a fundraiser for Midwest Pesticide Action Center is a great excuse to get your friends and colleagues together! Whether it’s a house party, happy hour, documentary film screening, yard sale, or yoga class, Midwest Pesticide Action Center can help you host a successful event. Contact to learn more!

Buy a Pesticide-Free Zone sign for $12 and display it in your yard.

PFZ sign

Be a model for your community and show your neighbors that pesticide-free lawns and gardens are important for the health of children, families, pets, the environment and the community. At eight inches (8″) in diameter, these aluminum enameled signs will not rust and will retain their bright colors for years!

Each sign you purchase comes with our own Natural Lawn Care fact sheets on how to maintain your pesticide-free landscape and spread the word about the benefits of pesticide-free spaces.

Buy a copy of “The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn”

The Organic Lawn Care Manual

by Paul Tukey for $15. In this easy-to-read and visually appealing manual, Tukey explains how to evaluate lawn-care needs, how grass grows, how to create healthy soil, and how  to select grass that is drought tolerant and disease resistant.

There are chapters on starting a lawn from scratch or refurbishing an existing lawn, making the transition from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, watering, weeding, dealing with pests and diseases, and mowing and maintenance.

Purchase a sign or book (or both for $25!) by calling (773) 878-7378.