Bee the change you wish to see in the world
For a while now I’ve been reading in the news about bees dying out. An article in The Guardian states that “[t]he abundance of four common species of bumblebee in the US has dropped by 96% in just the past few decades…” It may not seem obvious at first, but after some thought you realize that the world needs bees. They pollinate plants which we as humans eat, not to mention breathe in! To make matters worse, bee-killing pesticides are being used in the United States and European Union. According to Avaaz:
Multiple scientific studies blame one group of toxic pesticides for their rapid demise, and some bee populations are recovering in countries where these products have been banned. But powerful chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep selling these poisons. Our best chance to save bees now is to push the US and EU to join the ban — their action is critical and will have a ripple effect on the rest of the world.
We have no time to lose — the debate is raging about what to do. This is not just about saving bees, this is about survival. Let’s build a giant global buzz calling for the EU and US to outlaw these killer chemicals and save our bees and our food.
You can do so by clicking on the image in this post or going to Avaaz’s action page on this issue and signing the petition to save the bees. Thank you!