Good Neighbor Iowa aims to reduce unnecessary urban pesticide use and to transform lawn culture to encourage appreciation of diverse lawns as a way to protect child health, water quality, pets, pollinators, and biodiversity. This statewide public health education initiative is managed through partnership with the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education.
Being a Good Neighbor is vital to the health of our ecosystem. One small change can have a big impact on the natural world around us.
I think all parents want to keep their children safe, and can’t do that on their own without the support of their community. This is one way we, as the City, can help create safe environments for all of our children
We want all children to have access to pesticide-free play spaces and to safe, nutritional food!
Good Neighbor Iowa is an initiative of the University of Northern Iowa. We would like to acknowledge the land on which UNI stands is the occupied territory of the Ioway, Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, and Sioux People. To see UNI’s full Stewardship Statement, please visit their website.