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Protect Pollinators

Photo: David Friend

They’re responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food you take. Pollinators bats, moths, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees are crucial to many healthy ecosystems, and to our food crops as well.

Unfortunately, the pollinators in the U.S. face an uphill battle. Disease, the spread of invasive plants and overuse of toxic pesticides are making it difficult for pollinators to survive. One class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids is particularly dangerous. Highly toxic to bees, it’s found in pollen and nectar and remains in soil for months and years after it was applied.

The good news is that there are simple actions that you can take at home to make a difference. Will you pledge to help protect pollinators?

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