April 10, 2018

Pollinator Picnic

Did you hear? Jackman is celebrating Earth Day for a whole week. We've got something special planned for each day of the week. And on Thursday, we're hosting a Pollinator Picnic!

We recognize that bees have an important job. More than one-third of the world’s crops are maintained by bees and other pollinating insects. They play an important role in the foods we eat, the materials we use to make our textiles, and even some products essential for our everyday health.

Sadly, bees are facing a growing crisis known as CCD, or Colony Collapse Disorder. CCD occurs when worker bees from a colony become disoriented and are unable to find their way back to their hives or worse, return poisoned and infect the rest of their hives.  Pesticides known as neonicotinoids have been implicated as the probable root cause of CCD, and governments worldwide are working to ban these harmful products.

The good news is there lots we can do to help. We can lobby our governments to ensure they follow through on their promise to ban harmful pesticides. We can grow pollinator-friendly plants in our home and community gardens. And we can make wise consumer choices, choosing organic and responsibly farmed products whenever possible.

Earth Week is a great time to appreciate all of the abundance our amazing Earth has to offer. At Jackman, we try to do this every day through our actions and our advocacy. That’s because at Jackman, we believe that EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY!    

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