NCAP Gives Thanks for Farmers

By Teresa Miller, NCAP Supporter During this season of thanksgiving, NCAP gives thanks for the farmers, farmworkers, and food advocates who help nourish our communities. Farming and food service represent difficult, demanding industries with slim margins. We’re particularly thankful for those who, despite the pressures to replace human labor with chemical inputs, continue to grow and serve food with an emphasis on human health and environmental sustainability. Continue reading

EPA Rollbacks Chip Away at Protections from Pesticides

You’ve likely seen the news over the past several months about U.S. Environmental Protection Agency actions that undermine environmental protections, rather than strengthen them. NCAP is disturbed by this incongruous pattern. In this article we spotlight the many actions the EPA has recently taken to deregulate human and environmental protections from toxic pesticides. While federal action can put communities at great risk of harm from pesticides, we also want to showcase wins at the state level that have improved community protections and share what action you can take for this important cause. Continue reading

Alternative of the Month: Cover Crops

(By Laura Keir, Communications Coordinator) You’ve harvested the last of your summer veggies and are getting ready to put your garden tools away until spring. But before you kick up your feet for the fall and winter, consider planting some cover crops and you’ll reap many benefits.   Continue reading

5 DIY Eco-Friendly Home Pest Solutions

(Guest post by alternatives supporter Jack Malone) How do we save the birds and the bees while getting rid of the bugs that bug us? The environmental damage and health risks associated with commercial synthetic insecticides are enough to scare anyone away from these products. Continue reading

Visiting a Washington Clearcut

By Megan Dunn, Policy and Programs Director NCAP is excited to be part of the Washington SSB 5597 Aerial Herbicide Application in Forestlands Work Group. As NCAP's Policy and Programs Director, I serve as one of three environmental representatives invited to join the work group. Continue reading