Our health and wellness depends on the health and wellness of our pollinators.  

Deforestation and the overuse of pesticides have gravely contributed to the disappearance of our pollinator population.

  • Pollinator loss threatens our commitment to our personal well being— the fresh and healthy food that we eat, the meadows in which we hike, even the ability to enjoy a pleasant evening outside free of mosquitoes (bats, responsible for a large amount of pollination during the night, also eat these pesky insects). 
  • It also threatens the health of our communities. Pollinators increase  biodiversity. Specific birds, bats, and insects form special relationships with specific plants, both parties relying on one another for survival. The flora and fauna of our local parks, meadows forests and outdoor spaces depend on a diverse array of critters. 
  • Nationally and globally pollinators contribute to a sustainable future. Agricultural crops that are open-pollinated require less chemical fertilizers, reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions and fertilizer runoff that contribute to climate change and water pollution.

Like bees need flowers, we need pollinators!

Fortunately, as a growing community of likeminded Wellness Warriors, we have the opportunity to join together in order to save these indispensable insects, birds and mammals.

What can we do, you might ask? Well, the saying goes that change begins at home but in this case it begins in the garden. We are asking our wellness warriors to take a simple pledge, promising to create a pollinator-friendly garden where bees and butterflies may buzz and flutter to their hearts content. Providing a habitat for these creatures will ensure that they are plentiful in your area.

If you would like to take the pledge but are unsure where to start, we have some great tips for creating a garden fit for pollinators!http://www.wellnesswarrior.org/help_save_the_poll...

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