It’s National Pollinator Week

June 17, 2019

It’s National Pollinator Week! In honor of our pollinating friends, we compiled some of America’s best resources for learning about and protecting the bird, bee, and butterfly populations. After all, pollinators are responsible for $10 billion in U.S. crops, so they deserve our protection!  

Rent a Bee. That’s right - residents of Washington State and Oregon can rent leafcutter bees to help pollinate their gardens. Doing so helps boost the bee population, supports farms that grow pollinator-dependent crops, and helps the environment. Learn more from our friends at Rent Masons Bees.  

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. The Xerxes Society has launched this garden challenge, a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators across America. Learn more at Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

Project Wingspan. The Pollinator Partnership has created Project Wingspan, an effort to create 10,000 acres of habitat for monarch butterflies and the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Learn more at Project Wingspan.

Pollinators & Solar: The Perfect Partnership. Did you know solar energy is a natural place to host pollinator habitat? The Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy is a national clearinghouse and catalyzer of pollinator-friendly solar information, standards, best practices, and state-based initiatives. Learn more at Center for Pollinators in Energy.

Pollinator-Friendly Solar in Action. OneEnergy is proud to integrate abundant native pollinator meadows into its solar projects. Check out our pollinator friendly solar projects by visiting our Portfolio page.

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