IPM Institute of North America
Dr. Thomas Green has been a national leader in market-based sustainability initiatives and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for more than thirty years. He is president and co-founder of the IPM Institute of North America, a non-profit working to leverage marketplace power to improve health, environment and economics in agriculture and communities through IPM and other sustainable practices. The Institute has partnered with food companies on sustainability efforts including Sysco, McDonald’s, Basic American, Cavendish Farms, General Mills, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, Simplot and Whole Foods Market. The Institute co-leads the National School IPM Working Group, which works to reduce pest and pesticide risks in schools, including promoting IPM curricula for students and educators, operates IPM STAR Certification for schools, and offers Green Shield Certification to facilities, structural pest management professionals and IPM programs. The Institute was awarded Supplier of the Year for Quality Assurance from Whole Foods Market in 2015, earned the International IPM Excellence Award from the Sixth International IPM Symposium in 2009, was recognized as an US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Champion in 2004, 2005, 2008, and received the US EPA Sustained Excellence in IPM Award and 2009 and 2012. Dr. Green was awarded the Entomological Foundation’s Medal of Honor in 2015. He has been a member of the Entomological Society of America since 1983, and served on the Presidential Committee on Science Policy and the Presidential Committee on Awards. Dr. Green is a Certified Crop Advisor and a USDA NRCS-certified Technical Service Provider. He served on the stakeholder panel for the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Plan and is currently a member of the Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative Agriculture Working Group and the City of Madison IPM Policy Task Force. He holds a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Massachusetts and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and presented at more than 250 professional and industry events.
Thomas is Participating in these Events
- Getting Sustainability Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting Tools to Communicate Effectively - Breakout Session on Tuesday, 4 June, 2019 at 11:00:00