Bees, Butterflies, and Birds Need Your Help!
The number of bees, butterflies, birds, and many other animals are seriously declining, causing concern throughout the world. These pollinators are critical to our livelihood; they contribute to seed production, plant reproduction, and food growth.
In fact, 1 in 3 bites of food that we eat depends on these creatures.
And they do so much more…our healthy vegetative communities rely on pollinators to stabilize soil, support water filtration, and produce seeds for other wildlife. This is an issue that impacts everyone and the solution is collective action from individuals, homeowners, farmers, businesses, and corporate land managers among others.
Pollinators need your help to increase awareness about their importance to the overall health and well-being of our planet, and you can help move research about pollinators from fields, forests, and farms to the inner workings of our economy and corporate boardrooms.
Research on population declines is ongoing and there are campaigns to raise awareness but more needs to be done:
More Research, More Education, More Outreach, More Awareness, More Conservation.
This is particularly true for large companies who need usable science-based tools and resources to inform day-to-day operations.
Help Raise Awareness
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has teamed up with Tree Media to create a new film, Power for Pollinators, as part of an award-winning pollinator series. Carrie-Anne Moss, best known for her role as Trinity in The Matrix trilogy, is narrating the film which will be released June 25 during National Pollinator Week.
Power for Pollinators will focus on the unique opportunities that electric power companies have to support pollinator conservation while balancing affordable electricity and inspire future generations. As large landowners, electric power companies are uniquely positioned to support pollinators. Many are working to understand more about pollinator science, how to use their extensive land resources for conservation, and how to use science to maximize ecological outcomes and cost-effectively manage habitat around power plants, substations, solar sites, and transmission line corridors (Fox, J. Overview of Power Companies and Pollinators).
The film will illuminate the importance of pollinator conservation through:
Rare, close-up, slow motion footage of bees in their natural settings
First-of-its-kind images of diverse bee species in North America
Insights from internationally recognized pollinator scientists
Accurate and detailed discussions of pollinator science
Consideration of the opportunities and challenges for pollinator conservation
Discussion on how companies interact with pollinators and their conservation responsibilities
It is a piece of a larger effort towards the conservation and protection of pollinator species which includes continued research to inform companies, education and storytelling for the public and stakeholders, and on-the-ground implementation of high-impact conservation projects. Any money raised above and beyond what is needed to complete the short film will go towards larger research activities, practice implementation, and education effort.
What Can I Do?
We all need to work together to effect a meaningful change. It is important to increase awareness about the importance of pollinators to the overall health and well-being of our planet.
Through your contribution, you will help raise awareness and support for pollinators.
Any size donations are welcome and every donation is important.
If you would like to participate at one of the Sponsorship Levels below, please make your donation and send an email to email@example.com to coordinate next steps.
Sponsorships are open until June 10, 2020 to be listed in the film credits.
$5k - listed in movie credits and marketing materials
$10k - listed in movie credits and logo in marketing materials
$20k - logo in movie credits and listed in marketing materials
$30k - logo in movie credits and logo in marketing materials
Want To Do More?
Collect a pollinator badge(s) and spread the word!
Display your badge proudly! You deserve it! Share any (or all) of our pollinator badges from the image carousel above to show friends, family, and colleagues your support of butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats, and all pollinators! Just copy and paste the image(s) into an email or post on your favorite social media channel to help spread the word about this film and pollinator conservation.
I Want to Learn More
EPRI, a non-profit research institute, is more than 40 years old and been involved in pollinator research for more than 15 years. We currently lead the world’s largest collaboration of power companies focused on pollinators, the Power-in-Pollinators Initiative. For more information on EPRI's pollinator research, visit www.epri.com/pollinators.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.