Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Register for EPA hosted Webinar on IPM for Schools

On Wednesday, March 6th, from 2pm to 3pm EST, the EPA will host a webinar as part of the Department of Education's Green Strides webinar series. The webinar, titled Integrated Pest Management in Schools: Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides, will cover areas such as how to establish a school IPM program and tips for practical application of school IPM strategies. 

Protecting children's health where they live, learn and play is a top priority for the EPA. Children in the United States continue to face risks arising from exposure to pests and pesticides in school settings. School IPM is an approach to managing pests that schools can use to reduce pest and pesticide risk for students and staff. The EPA's recently released Strategic and Implementation Plans for School IPM demonstrate how the EPA will promote the goal that all of the nation's children be covered by a verifiable and ongoing school IPM program.
To pre-register for the Green Strides webinar, visit:

Friday, February 15, 2013

Preventive Maintenance: Tips to Reduce Facility Costs & Breakdowns - Facility Masters Webcast - 2/26 @ 12pm EST

The next Facility Masters webcast will be on February 26 from 12:00-1:15pm EST, and the topic is Preventive Maintenance: Tips to Reduce Facility Costs and Breakdowns

Join us for this free webcast to learn how performing regular PM can help you reduce maintenance costs, decrease the risk of breakdowns and emergencies, and increase facility and equipment life. 

If you’d like to attend or to receive the webcast recording, simply register online at:

·         Paul Matthews: Assistant Vice President of Campus Planning & Operations – Roosevelt University, IL
·         Gus Kalady: Chief Engineer – Roosevelt University, IL
·         Edwin Zelek: Facilities Management Specialist – Prince William County Schools, VA
·         Jeff Pearson: Building Services Shop Foreman – Prince William County Schools, VA

Please forward this invitation to any of your colleagues who might be interested in joining us for this informative webcast.

If you have any Preventive Maintenance related documents or best practices you’d like to share with the listserv, please reply!

Martha Harmon

Facility Masters
Marketing Manager
(919) 576-5026  mobile
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US EPA PESPWire - Winter 2013

 The Winter 2013 PESPWire is here! PESPWire is a quarterly electronic newsletter featuring news and information of interest to PestWise members, partners and pesticide community stakeholders.  This issue of the PESPWire covers a variety of topics, from Feral Cat IPM to a special feature on IPM and Green Buildings. We hope you enjoy this issue. Thank you for your ongoing support!


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Wheeler Terrace post-renovation
Photo: Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners

Wheeler Terrace post-renovation
Photo: Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners

February School IPM 2015 eNewsletter

The February School IPM 2015 eNewsletter features the following articles: US EPA Grant Helps CESA 10 Raise IPM Awareness, New Science Standards Provide Exciting Opportunity for Expanded IPM Education, and Kitchen Shelving and Pests: What’s the Connection.

If you have not done so already, please consider signing up for the monthly School IPM 2015 newsletter mailing list to:
·         Learn how you  can reduce pesticide use and pest complaints by more than 70%!
·         Create a successful IPM program with no long-term increase in pest management costs.
·         Learn strategies for managing  pests all year:
o   Fall – stinging insects
o   Spring – ants
o   New pests – bed bugs
·         Improve your ability to educate and gain cooperation from key staff  including maintenance, custodial and food service.

Signing up is easy.  Email your name and contact information to: