The National Wildlife Federation is asking college and university students, faculty, and staff to take action on their campus to provide healthy habitat for pollinators.
Pollinators play a critical role in providing food for both people and wildlife. As pollinators move from plant to plant in search of pollen or nectar to eat, they pick up and carry away a plant's pollen. When they move to the next plant, they fertilize that plant with the pollen, allowing the plant to reproduce and form seeds, berries, fruits, and other foods. Pollinators are even an important food source themselves, acting as a source of protein for countless species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
By taking the Campus Pollinator Pledge, campuses are committing to protect pollinators by providing healthy habitat through creation, restoration, and protection efforts. Campuses that take the pledge are also committing to engage and educate their campus community.
As part of the pledge, campuses are asked to identify one or more actions that they will take to protect pollinators. These action opportunities are listed below. Participating campuses are awarded a Campus Pollinator Pledge badge to display their commitment.
Campuses will be asked to report on their actions by sharing photos and a short summary through the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Pollinator Pledge Facebook Group page.
The National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Community hosts a Project Planning Resource Library to help you plan and implement a successful pollinator project on campus. (Note: To access the Project Planning Resource Library you need to be a registered member of the EcoLeaders Community. It’s free to join.)
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