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David Chatfield

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David Chatfield

Executive Director
Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR)
California pesticide policies and practices
environmental effects of pesticide use
alternatives to pesticide use
grassroots advocacy for pesticide reform
environmental advocacy
sustainable agriculture


David Chatfield is executive director of Californians for Pesticide Reform, a grassroots coalition working to reform statewide pesticide policies and practices. CPR works closely with the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), which is part of an international coalition fighting for pesticide reform. Chatfield provides strategic direction for CPR, engages in campaign work and leads fundraising efforts. Prior to joining CPR in 1997, Chatfield was the California director of Clean Water Action. He worked for Greenpeace for ten years before that, primarily as the southwest regional executive director, but also as an international pesticide coordinator, and, for two years, served as chair of the Greenpeace national board of directors. From 1977 to 1985, he was international director of Friends of the Earth. Chatfield also worked with the American Friends Service Committee in the 1970s. Chatfield is currently chair of the national Greenpeace Fund Board, and serves on the boards of California Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, the Global Greengrants Fund and California-based Greenaction. He holds a B.A. in international relations from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

49 Powell Street, Suite 530
San Francisco  California  94102
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 981-3939
Office Fax: 
(415) 981-2727


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