Time: September 21, 2016 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Friends of the Earth
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2016
Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are some of the many treats you may enjoy that are made possible by bees. But many of our favorite summer crops are at risk. Last year, beekeepers lost nearly half of their hives.
The EPA hasn’t done enough to restrict bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides -- a leading cause of bee decline. But if the EPA won’t act, we can still do our part in our own neighborhoods and beyond to save these crucial pollinators!
What: Learn how to convince your city or town to pass a policy to save pollinators
When: Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST (it will last an hour)
Where: Your phone or computer
A growing body of science has found that neonics -- the fastest growing class of insecticides in the world -- are a leading driver of global bee decline. And their decline will not only impact our entire food system, but the ecosystems upon which our world depends.
The federal government is dragging its feet on solving this crisis. So we have to create change from the ground up and make our communities part of the solution to the bee crisis now. The bees can’t wait for the EPA to act!
More than 35 cities and municipalities across the country have passed pollinator protection policies. These policies eliminate the use of bee-killing pesticides and require planting of pollinator-friendly habitat.
Now you can make your city or town a safe haven for bees. During the session, I’ll walk you through our simple toolkit to make it happen. I’ll provide you with everything you need and answer questions so you can get started taking action in your own community.
Every time you take action to save bees, you grow the movement and create a network of bee-friendly places. Together, we can create a food system and environment that is safe for bees, people and the planet.
I hope you’ll join me to learn how you can get even more involved to save bees.
Standing with you,
Food futures campaigner,
Friends of the Earth