Want to help bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects in your local area? The insects that pollinate around 80% of our food crops are at risk from loss of habitat, among a cocktail of other human induced threats, but you can help! Learn how you can support pollinators and bring the Pollinator Promise to your community.
What is the Pollinator Promise?
What can you do?
You can take part as an individual, school or community group and can devote as little or as much as you have time for.
1. Make a pollinator promise
2. Plant your pollinator friendly flowers
3. Encourage people around you to create a haven for pollinators Ask people in your local community to sign up to the Pollinator Promise. Contact friends, family, local businesses, community groups, schools, churches or even your local MP. To help you promote the campaign, print ourPromise Postcard (PDF) . You could also run an event for your community and print out and adpat these editablecertificates (PPT) to congratulate those who have made a promise. Make sure you encourage your contacts to sign up online above (1) or you could upload their sign-up sheets after the event. This will help us count all those promises! Spread the Pollinator Promise online. Use social media to tell us what you’ve pledged to do, or post before and after pictures of your pollinator friendly plot. Tag your posts on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using#PolliPromise or email St Alban’s pupils atPollination1@st-albans.hants.sch.uk .
More things you can do to help pollinators:
Plant pollinator-friendly plants such as allium, apple or aquilegia in your garden. You can find the best wildflowers and garden plants (both native and for other countries) on theRHS Perfect for Pollinators webpage
- Take part in the Polli:Nation survey
- Build a bee hotel
- Search a range of educational activities on the Polli:Nation website