About PESP
 The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship
 Program is a partnership program
 sponsored by the U.S. Environmental
 Protection Agency that promotes the use of
 Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
 programs and practices to reduce the risk of
 pests and pesticides.
 PESP helps organizations:
  Reduce human health and environmental
  risks associated with pesticide use
  Increase awareness of alternatives to
  using pesticides
  Share new approaches for meeting pest
  management challenges
  Educate people about their role in
  preventing pests
 What is Integrated Pest Management?
 IPM is an approach to pest management
 based on:
  Regular monitoring and recordkeeping to
  determine if and when to use pesticides
  Eliminating conditions that allow pests to
  thrive
  Using the least possible hazard to people,
  property, and the environment

 Learn More
 For more information, please visit:
 www.epa.gov/pestwise/pesp
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                                                                    Program OnCampus
Goals of the PESP OnCampus Program
   Reduce pests and limit exposure to potentially harmful pesticides
   Adopt IPM practices as an effective strategy for pest management
   Educate students about their role in eliminating pests
   Support your school in applying for membership in PESP

If You're Interested In:
   Working with the facilities staff on your campus
   Collecting data about pesticide alternatives
   Developing an IPM strategy and identifying measures to track progress
   Designing public health messages
   Motivating students to change their behavior
                          PESP OnCampus is the program for you!

How to Get Started
Initiating a IPM program on your campus relies on a few key steps:
   Talk with the facilities staff to learn about:
     Current pest management practices on your campus
     Potential locations on campus best suited to implement the program
   Meet with your school administrators to discuss the program
   Help develop an  IPM strategy for your campus
   Design creative messages to encourage students to keep their campus
   clean and pest free
        See page 2 for a step-by-step checklist for PESP OnCampus.
Successful IPM Projects on Campuses
Several universities are active PESP members. To help you get started, visit
www.epa.gov/pestwise/pesp/members and review PESP strategies provided by
university partners. Each strategy, about 2 to 4 pages long, identifies short-term
goals and activities. PESP strategies are available for:
 -  University of Arizona- Maricopa Agricultural Center
 -  University of Maryland - Department of Residential Facilities
 -  University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
 -  University of Wisconsin Environmental Resource Center
        The PESP OnCampus program is ideal for students pursuing degrees in:
           Agriculture, Biology, Environmental Science, and Public Policy

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Checklist for PESP OnCampus
Follow the steps below to implement an IPM project to reduce pests and exposure to
pesticides on your campus.

Q  1.  Find out what's being done on your campus now to treat pests.
     Talk with the facilities team at your school to find out:
      (1)  what kinds of pests are on your campus
      (2)  what kind  of chemicals (pesticides) are being used
      (3)  when and  how are the pesticides applied
      (4)  if alternative treatments are being considered
     Make a list of potential alternatives to the pesticides currently being used and collect
     information about the alternatives so that you are prepared to discuss them with school
     administrators. The information you collect will help to identify potential locations at
     which an IPM approach could be tested.

Q  2.  Meet with your school administrators.
     Use the data collected in Step 2 to prepare for your meeting with school administrators.
     At the meeting, explain your role as an OnCampus Ambassador, discuss your interest in
     EPA's PESP program, and determine the level of membership your school wants to
     maintain. Share  what you've learned about how an IPM approach could reduce pests
     and limit student and faculty exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.

Q  3.  Develop an IPM strategy.
     Work with  the facilities team to  develop an  IPM strategy that identifies how an IPM
     approach to pest management  will take place on campus. Include specific measures
     that define what actions will be taken, and describe how the measures will be tracked.
     The strategy should address a 5-year time period. Take advantage of the many sample
     IPM strategies and measures available on the PESP website.

Q  4.  Submit an application to PESP.
     Apply for membership in EPA's PESP program.  You'll be required to complete a
     membership application and include the IPM strategy developed in Step 3.  EPA will
     review the application and strategy to determine the membership level of your school.
     Submit the application online at www.epa.gov/pestwise/pesp/application_form.html.

Q  5.  Design education messages for students.
     Hold a kick-off event to promote the program and to encourage students to participate.
     Take advantage of opportunities to explain what the program is about and how an IPM
     approach will reduce the risks of pests and pesticides on campus.
     Consider how to make the connection  between food and garbage and pests. Design
     and distribute eye-catching  messages that students will pay attention to. Give students
     specific suggestions for how they can eliminate the conditions that lead to pests and
     pest infestations. Include  information about the potential risks of exposure to pesticides
     to their health.

Q  6.  Track and report your progress.
     PESP member are required to submit an annual report to  EPA. Help your administration
     use this annual reporting as  an opportunity to share successes on your campus and
     identify lessons learned for other schools and universities. PESP uses the annual
     reporting information to determine membership  levels and to promote the
     achievements of its members.
Help for PESP Partners
As a PESP partner, you have access to:
   technical guidance
   tools and resources
  - educational outreach tools
  - subscription to PESP newsletter
PESP Member Handbook
The PESP handbook provides useful
information to prospective members
about how the program works and
assistance in applying for membership.
Guidelines for developing an IPM strategy
are provided, along with sample
performance measures.
The handbook can be downloaded from
the PESP home page at:
www.epa.gov/pestwlse/pesp
IPM for Schools: A How-To Manual
This manual includes a full discussion of
IPM concepts and provides a step-by-step
guide for implementing a school IPM
program. Strategies are provided for many
common pests. View online at
www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm
EPA OnCampus Connector
The Connector is an online collaboration
forum for OnCampus ecoAmbassadors to
discuss ideas, post documents, and share
successes. Access the online forum at:
https://epaoncampus.groupsite.com/login
EPA Contact Info
PESP Helpline
(800)972-7717
pesp.info@epa.gov
EPA OnCampus Team
EPAOnCampus@epa.gov

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