Tuesday, November 18, 2014

eco-friendly communities

 -- Quote of the Day -- 

"Charisma is not so much getting people to like you as getting people to like themselves when you're around."

~ Robert Brault

 -- Positive News -- 

Kudos to 3 amazing cities within the US (Asheville, NC, Talent, OR, and Carrboro, NC) who have  joined a program known as "Bee City, USA" http://ejus.tc/1t63f9Q

To join this program, communities must create and instigate policies that help protect and restore bee colonies. Some of these policies might include promoting native bee-friendly plants to create habitat and food for them. Other policies might look at encouraging eco-friendly farming, organic gardens, creation of green space and installing specially designed gardens in public spaces from parks to school yards. 

Creating these spaces is not enough - there must be education as well. Therefore cities will need to plan for prominent signs that explain and educate and encourage patrons of those spaces about native bees, gardening and specific information about plants. 

Doing this has hidden future benefits such as increased use of public green spaces, potential classroom and course material, on sight hands on experience for volunteers, sharing of gardening information between generations, increased tourism, and media exposure.

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