The Latest by Kari Birdseye

Advocacy Communications Manager

Kari Birdseye worked at Earthjustice from 2011–2016, as a national press secretary and on advocacy campaigns protecting our health and the environment from the impacts of pesticides and toxic chemicals.

Pesticide sign
November 11, 2015

Stronger Protections in Store for Farmworkers and Families

The EPA signals stronger safeguards against pesticide exposure.

Ana Alicia Torres Aguirre hugs Earthjustice attorney Andrea Delgado.
October 2, 2015

Updated Standard Brings Better Protections For Our Farmworkers

What’s good and why in the updated Agriculture Worker Protection Standard announced this week.

September 22, 2015

Vinicultora de Napa Dice ‘¿No Pesticidas? ¡No Hay Problema!’

Ceja Vineyards: un ejemplo excelente de cómo llevar la siembra y al mismo tiempo administrar un negocio sustentablemente.

Amelia Ceja speaks to Earthjustice about her sustainable vineyard and winery.
September 22, 2015

Napa Vintner Says ‘No Pesticides, No Problem!’

Ceja Vineyards: A good case of one family who respects the land and the people who make their business sustainable.

A farmer spraying a field with pesticides.
August 17, 2015

Court Lays a Smackdown on the EPA for Its Pesticide Inaction

A federal court has ordered the EPA to finally decide whether to ban chlorpyrifos, citing the agency’s own findings on health dangers to farmworkers, children and rural communities posed by this toxic pesticide.

Pedro Olviares
August 7, 2015

Broken System: The Current State of Pesticides Regulations in 30 Minutes

Managing attorney Patti Goldman discusses how we got in the poisonous pesticide mess and what Earthjustice has been doing to correct it over the past decade.

Fresh foods at a picnic remind us of the work farmworkers do to get our food from farms to the table.
July 2, 2015

From Potato Salad to English Peas: Honoring Farmworkers This Independence Day

This 4th of July we are thankful for the farmworkers who have worked to provide us with the food we eat at our picnics and parades.

Introducing the short film Pesticide Lake
March 25, 2015

Feeling the Ripples of Pesticide Lake During Farmworker Awareness Week

It's Farmworker Awareness week, and we are proudly premiering the short film "Pesticide Lake."

Elvia Vasquez
January 22, 2015

Hugs Laced with Pesticides

Elvia Vasquez, a former farmworker sickened while working in the fields of California, now educates farm laborers to prevent more poisonings.

Pedro Reyes teaches English to farmworkers to help improve farmworker protection standards.
December 22, 2014

Daily Headaches and Vertigo: Life in the Fields of California

Working with farmworkers for stronger pesticide protections