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Praxis Special Recognition for Environmental Accomplishments in MIchigan.
City of Allegan 1994: Michigan Municipal, League First Place: Cost Saving
and Innovation - Community Based, Non-Pesticide, Gypsy Moth Management.
(Praxis, Dispar Biotool-Kit™). In 1999 more than 50,000 West Michigan residents
managed Gypsy Moth with Praxis.
1994: Keep Michigan Beautiful: Distinguished Service Award. Community
based Gypsy Moth Management. City of Allegan. (Dispar Biotool-Kit™). Environmental
and Quality of life Award.
1994: MEHA (Michigan Environmental Health Association): Special
Recognition Award. Samuel M. DeFazio and Patrick D. McKown for commitment
to the promotion of Environmental Health, Pesticide Free Allegan Public Schools,
Community Based Gypsy Moth Control and low cost Municipal Yard Waste biological
static pile composting. Academy Biotool-Kit™, Dispar Biotool-Kit™, Vectus
Biotool-Kit™, Vitrodome Biotool-Kit™.
1995: Keep Michigan Beautiful: Continued Excellence Award. Student
and facility manager run Pesticide free Allegan Schools consistent with
State of Michigan IPM Regulations. Academy Biotool-Kit™. Human Safety.
Praxis 1995: National Appropriate Technology Awards. Allegan pesticide
free schools. Academy Biotool-Kit™.
1996: Keep Michigan Beautiful: Continued Excellence award. Integrated
Biological Cybernetic static pile composting. Resource recovery, Biological
carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus cycling; rather than "Recycling", odor control
the Phase Biotool-Kit™
1996: Certificate of Appreciation: Michigan Agriscience Educators. As
a token of appreciation for cooperation, encouragement, and assistance given
to the MAAE. Vitrodome Biotool-Kit™.
Praxis 1996: National Arbor Day Foundation: Environmental Stewardship
Award. Dispar Biotool-Kit™(Gypsy Moth). Human Safety
Council On Sustainable Development 1996: Certificate of Appreciation
for Service to the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
Sustainable Development Awards. Environmental Stewardship, Sustainable
Communities. Recognizing outstanding contributions to sustainable development.
Praxis 1997: National Wetlands Awards Programs, Land Stewardship and
Development. Designed to recognize excellence and innovation in wetlands
restoration and conservation. Loch Biotool-Kit™.
1997: National Green Pages: Green Business Recognition. Green Businesses
promise to conduct business to standards that reach beyond contemporary practices
in advancing the needs of the customer, employees, the community and the
environment. The Green Business Recognition of Praxis reflects Praxis extraordinary
commitment to operate in a socially just and environmentally sustainable
manner. Praxis Biotool-Kits™.
1997: Certificate of Recognition: West Michigan Science Festival,
Awarded to Praxis in generous support. Epona Biotool-Kit ™Fly and odor control
in equine settings.
Based Technologies For Pest Control. Congress of the United States
Office of Technology Assessment. 1995. Successful real time implementation
of technology transfer and identification of regulatory interference. Integrated
Biological Cybernetic alternatives to environmental biocides.
was one of 251 commentaries on Federal Register volume 60, number 17,
APHIS proposed rule change, 7 CFR part 335, January 26, 1995. Withdrawn June
16, 1995, all comments were negative as to its passage. Praxis contention
was that if implemented as written would have lead to discouragement of alternatives
to environmental biocides.
1997: Was a catalyst in establishing an advisory group identifying suitability
and roadblocks to the implementation of state mandated IPM laws, in schools,
hospitals and elder care facilities. The Michigan Human Living Environment
Pest Management Advisory Group. Findings and recommendations: Final
Draft 4.2 issued September, 1995.
1997: Contributed plants, antique and heirloom vegetable and flower varieties,
to community base gardening projects associated with schools (teaching gardens),
Churches, and the elderly in the greater Metropolitan Detroit area in cooperation
with the Michigan Department of Agriculture.
1997: Hosted a portion of the National Conference of the Integrated Food
and Farming Systems Network. Tours of Praxis pesticide free, Certified Organic,
greenhouses and nursery, biological control of flies and odor. Visit to a
pesticide free equine veterinary practice, and a presentation by Allegan
County Health Department on biological control of Cockroaches in Allegan
Public Schools. Sustainable
Nomination: PRAXIS 1997: Athena Award:
McKown. The Athena Award is awarded to women showing outstanding leadership,
community service and family commitment who show by example a commitment to
excellence in all areas of endeavor.
1998: Certificate of Recognition: West Michigan Science Festival:
Awarded to Praxis in generous support. Doma Biotool-Kit™. Students, teachers
and parents were told how pesticide use reduction in the home could improve
indoor air quality and reduce risk of asthma cascades leading to mortality
of Allegan 1998: Michigan Municipal League: Certificate of Achievement: Integrated
Pest Management Program (Praxis, Doma Office Biotool-Kit™) Non-Pesticide,
IPM Management of all public buildings in the City of Allegan, improved security
and worker safety. City offices, Police and Fire Stations (Praxis, Doma Biotool-Kit™).
The program was designed to meet and exceed State of Michigan mandated IPM
requirements and Ecologically Based Pest Management, EBPM .
1999: Certificate of Recognition: West Michigan Science Festival:
Awarded to Praxis in generous support. Academy Biotool-Kit™. Students, teachers
and parents were instructed on how pesticide use reduction (100%) could improve
indoor air quality and reduce the risk of a constellation of health concerns
for children who are exposed. Children are at far greater risk to pesticides
harm. Immediate symptoms can include aggressive behavior, neurological impairment,
respiratory distress, and can contribute to long term problems such as reproductive
anomalies and cancer later in life. Teachers, administrators and support
staff are also greatly benefitted. Women tend to be at greater risk than
men, children at greater risk than adults.
Technical High School, 1999: Michigan Department of Agriculture special
recognition for the student run IPM protocol in the nation, designed by Praxis,
our site specific Academy Biotool-Kit™ , Praxis also provided
an in-service training event in Allegan, Michigan and technical support.
Biological control of Cockroaches, several species, drain flies, and moth
flies as well as the bio-remediation of Cockroach allergens are special features.
1999: Co-op America’s, National Green Pages 2000-2003: Praxis made the
national honor role of US business for practices in advancing the needs of
the customer, employees, the community and the environment. This signifies
that Praxis has been recognized for an extraordinary commitment to operate
in a socially just and environmentally sustainable manner. Praxis Biotool-Kits™.
Patrick D. McKown
Jean E. McKown
2723 116th Ave.
Allegan, MI 49010 616-673-2793