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How are you celebrating Pollinator Week?

on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 00:00

Happy Pollinator Week! Join PAN, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety this week as we celebrate the importance of bees, the vital pollinators responsible for one in three bites of food we eat. With beekeepers reporting record-breaking losses, and policymakers moving much too slowly to address known threats like neonicotinoid pesticides, bees need all the help they can get.

Join us in working to protect bees and other pollinators! And help spread the word across social media as we celebrate #PollinatorWeek.

Events online and across the country include:

Daily Twitter Chat :: Join PAN, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety on Twitter every day at 10-11am PT/1-2pm ET for #PollinatorChat. Share facts, ask questions and hear directly from beekeepers about their experiences in the field.

Tuesday (18th) :: Submit photos of bees or your garden! Prizes for the best close-up photo of a bee in action.

Wednesday (19th) :: Download the organizing toolkit and invite your friends and family to house party or film screening. Watch Vanishing of the Bees  or Queen of the Sun, or this in-depth report — “Bee Aware” — from Dan Rather.

Thursday (20th) :: Learn how to make your town or city a community Honey Bee Haven, or become a member of PAN to receive a Honey Bee Haven sign for your front step, garden or farm. Make sure to put your sign in a visible place to jump start conversations with neighbors!

Friday (21st) :: Join Center for Food Safety and Beyond Pesticides in Washington, DC at the USDA People’s Garden and Farmers Market, 10am -2pm. For those who can’t attend, enjoy fruits and vegetables pollinated at your local farmer’s market or store. A list of pollinator dependent crops is available here http://bit.ly/17W1vVV.

And don’t forget to sign the petition calling on EPA to step up and protect bees!

For more information and questions about ways to get involved, please contact ptowers@panna.org or 415-625-9072.