A) Campus Information
B) Applicant's Information
C) Becoming a Bee City Campus
D) Commitments & Actions
The team will be responsible for overseeing the Bee City program. We recommend a committee of at least two faculty members, 2-5 students, campus staff, including employees from the campus grounds department.
Add the name, role and email address of each team member.
Outline your initiatives which aim to improve, maintain or create new habitat for pollinators. Examples could include planting a native plant pollinator garden on or off your campus, increase the biodiversity of the native plants, reduce or eliminate pesticide use, reduce frequency of mowing in certain areas, etc. Describe your plans and include a plant list, if possible.
Outline your initiatives aimed at educating students, faculty, staff and visitors. This may also include pollinator signage around campus.
Tell us how your campus will celebrate National Pollinator Week and/or participate in other pollinator-themed events.
E) Other Requirements
F) Annual Renewal Fees
There are no fees on the initial application. The fees below apply to your annual renewal.
G) Requested Attachments
This will help us share the exciting news through our Social Medial outlets.
H) Resolution and Signature
WHEREAS the goal of Bee City Canada is to promote healthy, biodiverse habitats for pollinators in communities across Canada.
THAT bees and other pollinators around the globe have experienced dramatic declines due to land fragmentation, habitat loss, use of pesticides, industrialized agriculture, climate change and the spread of pests and diseases, with serious implications for the future health of flora and fauna for the planet; and
THAT colleges and universities have the opportunity to take actions to support pollinators by creating healthy habitats within their grounds and the broader community; and
THAT supporting pollinators fosters environmental awareness, increases interactions and engagement among campus community members and reminds us of our responsibility to take care of mother earth for future generation; and
THAT staff be authorized to submit the Bee City Canada Campus Application to designate (college/university) as a Bee City Campus; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
THAT your campus accepts the designation and commits to the standards of the Bee City Canada Program.