Bee the Change UTS
Support pollinator biodiversity!
Special Thanks To
Support pollinator biodiversity!
Hi everyone! I'm Jessica, an eleventh grade student (and fellow Envirothoner) passionate about nature. I'm spearheading the Bee the Change project at my school – University of Toronto Schools (UTS) – to protect biodiversity.
Gardening after receiving a pollinator kit!
Unfortunately, pollinator populations are declining globally at a rapid rate, impacting their ability to support the ecosystems that provide food, clean air, protection from soil erosion, and other critical ecosystem services we often take for granted. In urbanized areas – where pollinator habitats are becoming increasingly destroyed and fragmented – pollinator pathways are an important means of restoration for these organisms. This is what inspired my project: to create a pollinator pathway of native plants all across the GTA by distributing 200+ DIY pollinator garden "starter kits" to students, current staff and teachers, and alumni.
Bumblebee in lungwort
Native Plant Nurseries (seed/seedling supplier)
For maximum impact, I hope for this project to stay at my school as a long term initiative. In order for this dream to be realized, my team and I are already planning for next year. We're looking for potting mix, plug trays and pots, seed, postage, and shipping/transportation.
Money will also go into expanding the scope of this project; this includes hosting a virtual conference for high school students in environmental volunteerism, post-secondary programs, careers, and responsible choices as global citizens.
To support Bee the Change, I would be so grateful for any donations and/or forwarding of this page to contacts. Thank you so much! :)
Special appreciation to Bee the Change's staff supervisor Ms. Straszynski and all project members/volunteers that have made this initiative possible.
Feel free to reach out to us and check out our social media for updates!
Email: [email protected]
Pefferlaw (location of Native Plant Nurseries)
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