save the bees with native plants in texas high schools

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"If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live." - Albert Einstein

Without bees the life on this planet would be drastically different, this is due to the fact that they are responsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the flowering plant species worldwide and approximately 400 different agricultural types of plant. Bees are an instrumental part of the ecosystem and what is a better way to stimulate population growth than planting aesthetically pleasing plants that are native to your region. Native plants are both better suited to habitats and can support native insect populations, including the dwindling bee population. The Texas Commission has worked to decrease its use of pesticides, however it needs support on a national scale to have a real impact on the bee population; most of the policies that are made have been reactive instead of proactive. Maryland and Minnesota have also restricted pesticide use, but no state has a plan that directly involves increasing the number of native plants in public school campuses. The Texas Campaign for the Environment is a nonprofit that supports progressive ideas in protecting the environment and should work with the Texas Education Agency and Environmental Protection Agency to create this positive change within Texas schools. This is why public schools in the state of Texas should support the environment by the integration of native plants into their campuses.



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