Local Champions

What is a Local Champion?

 A Local Champion is a person who is passionate about seeing pesticide reduction in their community and wants to help expand the mission of Good Neighbor Iowa!

By joining the Local Champion Network, you are connecting with a group of community members and representatives of partner organizations across Iowa who are working to reduce pesticide usage in their communities to protect children and environmental health. Local Champions receive quarterly newsletters to stay connected, offer opportunities to collaborate, share resources, and hear about outreach efforts happening across the state!

Steps To Become A Local Champion

  1. Sign up for the GNI Local Champion Quarterly Newsletter 
  2. Get Access to the Digital Local Champion Toolkit
  3. Read the Welcome document in the Digital Toolkit and Explore Local Champion Resources!
  4. Spread the word about Good Neighbor Iowa in your community, using the Toolkit!
  5. Stay up to date by reading the Local Champion Quarterly Newsletters and submit your success stories!

What's in the Local Champion Toolkit?

  • Digital copies of Good Neighbor Iowa publications, including our Evidence of Harm factsheet, Turf to Prairie infographic, and Good Neighbor Iowa brochure
  • Access to request printed publications be sent to you for outreach purposes
  • Presentation materials to be able to present information on behalf of Good Neighbor Iowa 
  • Email templates and call scripts to guide conversations about Good Neighbor Iowa 
  • Additional outreach materials created by community partners and Good Neighbor Iowa Student Fellows 
  • Training video to orient you as a Local Champion and ensure you are ready to do outreach in your community!