Roundup at Recess? How to Get Cancer-Causing Pesticides Off Your Local Playground
Ready for some good news about the environment? Two University of California, Berkeley alumnae recently succeeded in convincing the entire UC system to suspend its use of the cancer-causing pesticide glyphosate in its landscaping. If they can do that…
UC system suspends glyphosate herbicide use in light of student campaign
UC Berkeley alumna and former Cal beach volleyball player Mackenzie Feldman and her former teammate and campus senior Bridget Gustafson spoke out against the use of glyphosate-based herbicides on campus in fall 2017.
UC President and Regents Temporarily Halt Use of Toxic Herbicide Glyphosate
University of California President Janet Napolitano has issued a temporary end to the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, Ranger, and other commercial herbicides, on all ten UC campuses serving over 200,000 students.
Gustafson, Feldman Recognized For Eliminating Herbicides Across Campus
For their work in reducing herbicides on UC Campuses, Cal beach volleyball junior Bridget Gustafson and alumna Mackenzie Feldman were named as two of the 17 Bay Area Environmentalists Making A Difference by Make it Better Media.
Initiative to make UC Davis herbicide-free gains momentum
The ASUCD Environmental Policy and Planning Commission (EPPC) is making progress towards making UC Davis a herbicide-free campus. This initiative follows the Herbicide-Free Cal campaign, after players discovered the use of Monsanto’s RangerPro on the field surrounding their volleyball courts in 2017.
How many hazardous chemicals are required to maintain one of the most beautiful campuses in USA?
Finding that the chemicals used at the University of California, Berkeley were hazardous, two female student athletes pursued the issue. The result is that UC Berkeley is now a “pesticide-free” campus.
Communities are waking up to the hidden threats of pesticide use and building momentum to do something about it. A movement is brewing on college campuses, too, tapping into concerns among students. My former intern, Mackenzie Feldman, is one of them.