Bee City Open House: Pesticides, Policy, & You
January 25, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PSTFree
Join Rosemary Malfi and Aaron Anderson from the Xerces Society’s Pesticide Team for an “ask me anything”-style open house! Rosemary and Aaron will give short presentations, with case studies, on practical pesticide reduction outreach and policy reform ideas. We will have plenty of time for a Q&A and group discussion on anything pesticide and policy related. This session is for anyone living or working in a Bee City and Bee Campus.
This free Bee City USA webinar is hosted by Xerces Society and will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel on the Bee City USA playlist. Auto-generated Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.
Pesticide Program Specialist, Policy Lead – The Xerces Society
Rosemary Malfi (she/her) serves as the policy lead for the pesticide program at the Xerces Society, where she is working to support and advocate for policy solutions to reduce pesticide use. Rosemary holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia (2015) and completed postdoctoral research positions in entomology at UC Davis and in Biology at UMass Amherst. Before coming to Xerces, Rosemary worked at the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass), where she spent two years coordinating a grassroots network of community groups dedicated to pollinator protection and pesticide reform in Massachusetts. Rosemary lives with her family on the land of the Massachusett people in Salem, where she enjoys gardening, bird-watching, and raising two young nature lovers.
Pesticide Program Specialist, Towns and Cities Lead – The Xerces Society
Aaron Anderson works with the public and Xerces staff to reduce pesticide use in residential landscapes, including promoting alternative pest control measures and pollinator-friendly gardening practices. Prior to joining Xerces in 2022, he researched pollinator conservation in urban landscapes, restored habitat for several endangered butterfly species, and worked in insect biocontrol. Aaron has a PhD from Oregon State University, and outside of work you can probably find him riding his bike, science writing, or fiddling with old cameras.
National Coordinator, Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA – The Xerces Society