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Happy Pollinator Week!

on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:33

Pollinator Protection Week is here, folks. And to celebrate, we're kicking off the week with an online townhall discussion about bee declines, the impacts on our food system and what we can do to support thriving pollinator populations.

On top of that, we'll have a lively Twitter chat every day of the week on a range of topics at 10am PT. Hope you can join us for all of it!

Monday, 6/16: eTownhall, live streaming 6pm PT/9pm ET

"What's the buzz about?: A conversation about bee declines, impacts on our food system & what you can do about it"
 
Co-sponsored by Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides and TakePart, this event will be live streamed from the Berkeley Food Institute. Feel free to promote using the attached graphic.

To RSVP & receive the streaming link, please go to http://bit.ly/BeeTownHall.

And be sure to submit questions for the panelists during the event via Twitter with the hashtag #BeeChat.
 
Panelists:
  • Todd Woody, Senior Editor for Environment and Wildlife, TakePart (moderator)
  • Susan Kegley, PhD, CEO, Pesticide Research Institute
  • Gene Brandi, Beekeeper and Vice President, American Beekeeping Federation
  • Claire Kremen, PhD, Co-Director, Berkeley Food Institute; Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
**If you're in the Bay Area and would like to join the discussion in person at the Berkeley Food Institute, please email Olivier@panna.org.
 
Daily Twitter chats, 6/16 - 6/20: 10am PT, #pollinatorchat
 
Each day of Pollinator Week, we'll be investigating a different topic in our Twitter chat. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #pollinatorchat.

Daily topics will be:
  • Mon – Importance of bees & other pollinators
  • Tues – What can we do to help bees?
  • Weds – “Beewashing” & Bayer’s bee care tour
  • Thurs – Stories from the hive: A conversation with beekeeper Jim Doan
  • Fri – Birds, bats and butterflies

See you online!

 

Photo credit: Angie Guistina