Events

A Day of Action and Contemplation for Monarchs and Other Imperiled Pollinators


In Remembrance of Rachel Carson on the 50th Anniversary Her Death

We welcome America’s rural and urban communities, faith-based communities, college and university campuses, community gardens and botanical gardens, as well as non-profits of all kinds to join us in a day of action  and contemplation for imperiled pollinators from dusk on April 13th (Palm Sunday) to dusk on April 14th (Rachel Carson’s death anniversary).

Through her landmark book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson was among the first to alert the American public to the risks which neglectful, untargeted or excessive uses of pesticides and herbicides may pose for pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees. Other factors—from climate change to habitat fragmentation to diseases and pests—are also affecting the health and abundance of butterflies and bees, and should be taken into account as well. But now is the time for Americans to show the concern for, love of and commitment to the pollinators which help bring us our daily bread and offer nature’s services to keep our food system secure.

Events will take place all across North America from dusk on April 13th to dusk the next day, in whatever form a community chooses to do as a fitting collective response to their own concerns.  Contact us at www.makewayformonarchs.org through our Facebook and Twitter links found elsewhere on this website to report to us what your community has chosen to do.

Our Winged Credo, Metamorphosis essay and resources for liturgies and celebrations postings posted on the website can help you in shaping your own events. They are found below.

- See more at: http://makewayformonarchs.org/i/archives/695#sthash.s4mJt5bq.dpuf

We welcome America’s rural and urban communities, faith-based communities, college and university campuses, community gardens and botanical gardens, as well as non-profits of all kinds to join us in a day of action  and contemplation for imperiled pollinators from dusk on April 13th (Palm Sunday) to dusk on April 14th (Rachel Carson’s death anniversary).

Through her landmark book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson was among the first to alert the American public to the risks which neglectful, untargeted or excessive uses of pesticides and herbicides may pose for pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees. Other factors—from climate change to habitat fragmentation to diseases and pests—are also affecting the health and abundance of butterflies and bees, and should be taken into account as well. But now is the time for Americans to show the concern for, love of and commitment to the pollinators which help bring us our daily bread and offer nature’s services to keep our food system secure.

Events will take place all across North America from dusk on April 13th to dusk the next day, in whatever form a community chooses to do as a fitting collective response to their own concerns.  Contact us at http://www.makewayformonarchs.org through our Facebook and Twitter links found elsewhere on this website to report to us what your community has chosen to do.

Our Winged Credo, Metamorphosis essay and resources for liturgies and celebrations postings posted on the website can help you in shaping your own events. They are found below.

http://makewayformonarchs.org/pdfs/day-of-action.pdf


http://makewayformonarchs.org/pdfs/metamorphosis.pdf

http://makewayformonarchs.org/pdfs/winged-credo.pdf

http://makewayformonarchs.org/pdfs/alb.pdf

 

For more information, visit: http://makewayformonarchs.org/i/archives/695