Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to commonly-used lawn pesticides. It involves school districts, park managers, childcare centers and other community leaders who are demonstrating that it is possible and practical to manage large areas of turf without the use of pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, or fungicides). This local leadership across the state is key to the success of this educational campaign. Ultimately our goal is to transform our culture so that we appreciate diverse lawns as a way to protect child health, water quality, and biodiversity.
General lawns can be managed without pesticides. Pesticide-free lawns are beautiful and do not harm anyone. More information.
Look who is leading…
This map highlights the leadership of schools, parks, childcare centers, and institutions that have pledged to manage their lawns without the use of pesticides and protect child health and local streams. This map is just getting started – join these Iowa leaders and help fill it up!
Last updated February, 2018.