PSU Bee Garden

PSU Bee Garden

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Ashley Sweeney started this petition to PSU community and

In support of Bee Campus USA, this petition favors making the bee garden happen on campus. We are looking to implement the pollinator garden in the Peace Garden across from Hyde.

The honeybee crisis talks about the decline in the honey bee population. A major contributor to honeybee and pollinator decline is a disease known as colony collapse disorder, mainly caused by the use of toxic pesticides.  Due to this, the honeybees have been slowly disappearing over the course of the last 15 years. If we do not bring attention to it now the honey bee population will continue to decline. And eventually may even go extinct. 

By creating this pesticide-free garden on campus, it will significantly lower the risk of further decline in pollinator species. The inclusion of native flowers and plants in these gardens will benefit both pollinator species as well as the health of our campus environment. You guys can help by signing this petition in favor to not only make the garden happen but to let our voices be heard during this crisis. 

The bee garden on campus is a big help to our goal of educating the school on the honeybee crisis. The sightseeing will help bring questions to the student’s mind and they will eventually ask or look up the answer to those questions, which will bring awareness to the honeybee crisis. Having a bee garden would be beneficial for the honeybees because it will not contain any chemicals that would put them at risk or any chemicals at all for that matter. Then the honeybees will thrive on campus, which leads to having a beautiful campus filled with flowers and pesticide-free!

Our hope is to reach 300 signatures by finals week in order to bring attention to the idea of a bee garden on campus! 

If you can leave your name, major and year you're graduating in the comments that would be great as well!

 

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