Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#beebold Save the Bees!

 

I'm concerned about the bees.  Albert Einstein once said: 

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” 


Is he right?  Well, he was a genius after all!

I was watching a show (I can't remember which one because we record so many) with Ed Begley, Jr  on it (#loveedbeglyjr) and he was talking about saving the bees.  The most current threat to them is a class of pesticides called Neonicotinoids.  This is causing the death of bees at an ALARMING RATE!  (All caps because it's alarming)

But it's NOT hopeless; we CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  It's up to each and every one of us to do our part.  And NO, you're not too little to make a difference.  

Recently Home Depot and Lowe's, two of the biggest garden suppliers have agreed to use products from vendors that DO NOT contain the neonicotinoids.  This is a huge VICTORY!  And it was because of public campaigns.  People tweeted, signed petitions, shared on Facebook and ended up making a huge difference. 

But there's still work to do.

There's a campaign to get Ace hardware to do the same.  You can find this campaign and more at:  http://bit.ly/1enSyKT

(As of this posting I heard Ace hardware is now considering not using products/vendors that contain neonicotinoids, but it doesn't hurt to keep the pressure on)

Commit to one or two small things you can do to help the bees today!  Sign up to get the action alerts at the website above, talk to your neighborhood about using natural insect repellants, sign the petition to Ace Hardware, etc.  Little things make a difference.

And this is not JUST FOR THE BEES, people!  It's for US TOO!  We're dependent upon the bees!  So PLEASE, FOR THE BEES!

You can make a difference.  Play your part today!  #beebold, #savethebees, #pleaseforthebees


Short video explanation (the last part is a sales promo for their book of scientific facts) of what the world would look like without bees.






PHOTO CREDIT:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/photographysdr/

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