Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

November 27, 2014 by  
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While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by pumpkin pie , cranberry sauce and heaps of vegetables, sharing the things that you are thankful for, don’t forget to thank the insects and animals that made it all possible. We tend to forget how vital bees and other pollinators are to our food system, but without them, there would be no pie, no vegetables, no fruit and no stuffing. This year, the US Fish and Wildlife (FSW) Service is reminding us all to protect the birds, bees, bats and butterflies that make our meals possible with a animation that reveals how empty Thanksgiving dining would be without pollinators. About 75 percent of the food the world eats relies on pollinators, but these hard working bugs and animals are dying because of habitat loss, pesticide use and disease. To help combat this , FWS is collaborating with S.H.A.R.E. (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment), a program that protects dedicated areas for pollinators to thrive in – so that we can all enjoy many feasts to come. + US Fish and Wildlife Service + S.H.A.R.E. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bat preservation , bee loss , bee populations , bee preservation , bird preservation , butterfly preservation , colony collapse , environment preservation , food cycle , food supply , open spaces , pollinator preservation , S.H.A.R.E. , SHARE , simply have areas reserved for the environment , Thanksgiving dinner , Thanksgiving meal , United States Fish and Wildlife Service , usfws

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Energy-Saving Luxury: Jestico + Whiles’ Intelligent Czech Villa

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Amsterdam Architect Crafts His Eclectic Home Within a 1950s Garage

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Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

November 27, 2013 by  
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While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by pumpkin pie , cranberry sauce and heaps of vegetables, sharing the things that you are thankful for, don’t forget to thank the insects and animals that made it all possible. We tend to forget how vital bees and other pollinators are to our food system, but without them, there would be no pie, no vegetables, no fruit and no stuffing. This year, the US Fish and Wildlife (FSW) Service is reminding us all to protect the birds, bees, bats and butterflies that make our meals possible with a animation that reveals how empty Thanksgiving dining would be without pollinators. About 75 percent of the food the world eats relies on pollinators, but these hard working bugs and animals are dying because of habitat loss, pesticide use and disease. To help combat this , FWS is collaborating with S.H.A.R.E. (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment), a program that protects dedicated areas for pollinators to thrive in – so that we can all enjoy many feasts to come. + US Fish and Wildlife Service + S.H.A.R.E. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bat preservation , bee loss , bee populations , bee preservation , bird preservation , butterfly preservation , colony collapse , environment preservation , food cycle , food supply , open spaces , pollinator preservation , S.H.A.R.E. , SHARE , simply have areas reserved for the environment , Thanksgiving dinner , Thanksgiving meal , United States Fish and Wildlife Service , usfws        

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‘Elevator B’ is a Gleaming Skyscraper Home for a Bee Colony in Buffalo

June 18, 2012 by  
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The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

June 18, 2012 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. The Sustainable Light Swing is an interactive light installation powered by kinetic energy. Created by Guilherme Pena Costa and Ingrid Gabor, the swing is designed with the purpose of inviting people to use playgrounds at night. This piece is meant to create an immersive spectacle for people to re-imagine public space and civic life. All the energy used to light the LEDs is powered directly in response from the swinging action, making the installation both fun and energetically sustainable! + Sustainable Light Swing The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “lighting design” , green lighting , green playground , Guilherme Pena Costa , Ingrid Gabor , interactive light installation , kinetic energy , Sustainable Light Swing

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Ignacia Apartments Take Advantage of the Chilean Sun While Filtering Out Santiago’s Pollution

June 18, 2012 by  
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