Bee Wild’s 2017 Action to Save the Bees
for National Pollinator Week
In January, 2016, Bee Wild announced that we were partnering with our customers and One Percent for the Planet to support projects that help save the bees and other pollinators. Here is the announcement where we explained how 1% of every sale we made was going to be held by One Percent for the Planet. Then, at the end of the fiscal year, those monies would be donated to an environmental organization who best met our goal of protecting pollinators.
So, it is with a great deal of excitement that we want to announce, during National Pollinator Week, that the organization who received 1% of our gross sales for 2016 is the Center for Food Safety. Center for Food Safety is one of the organizations who actually took the Environmental Protection Agency to court to reverse rulings that allowed bee-killing pesticides. If you want to read the rest of the story, here’s a link: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/4940/court-holds-bee-killing-pesticide-approvals-violated-the-law. The Center for Food Safety is also creating a fun, educational app about identifying and protecting wild bees, including help to create a bee garden. More details on this project will follow.
Join Us and the Center for Food Safety
in Celebrating National Pollinator Week
Today a coalition of beekeepers, farmers, farmworkers, scientists and pollinator advocates are releasing a short documentary film to kick off the start of the 10th annual National Pollinator Week.
The film chronicles last year’s successful Keep the Hives Alive Tour (which was made possible by your support!), and helps to raise awareness about the dangers of bee-toxic pesticides and the need to shift to more sustainable agricultural systems.
The Keep the Hives Alive documentary features several of the nation’s commercial beekeepers who are speaking out about issues the bee industry is facing, including James Cook, who drove a truck full of 2.5 million dead bees from his farm in Minnesota all the way to the steps of the Environmental Protection Agency. It also portrays inspiring stories from beekeepers, farmers, and environmental advocates across the country who are taking action to protect pollinators and lead us toward a more sustainable food future.
Join us in spreading the word about pesticides, pollinators and sustainable agriculture by watching the film or even hosting a screening!
Thanks for everything you do,
The Center for Food Safety pollinator team
Please join us in watching Keep the Hives Alive this weekend with your family and let us know by leaving a comment on this post what you think about this film. Link to watch Keep the Hives Alive: http://www.keephivesalive.org/.
Shop for a Cause
Remember, you can make a difference and be a part of saving the bees and pollinators. Every time you purchase a product in-person from our Home Team or online at our website, http://beewild.buzz, 1% of your purchase will be donated through One Percent for the Planet to the Center for Food Safety.