Pollinators do so much for us – they pollinate our crops, encourage biodiversity, and contribute to ecosystem services – thus we must do something for them. With the future of global food systems and the health of our ecosystems in mind, Bishop’s University wishes to stand with the many institutions in Canada who pledge to create safe habitats where pollinators are welcome. With the commitments that Bishop’s University has made to become a more sustainable campus, becoming a Bee City Campus fits perfectly with its plans. The institution would be more than happy to earn this meaningful and respected title, and make a difference in Canada.
Bishop’s University is committed to sustainable development. This commitment is made evident by its Sustainable Development Action Plan that outlines a clear path towards sustainability in which the university has set out to follow. Becoming a Bee City Campus will only further this commitment and enhance the sustainability of both the campus and the community of Lennoxville. With the university’s recently established Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) programs – in which students receive higher education on the social, environmental and economic facets of sustainable food systems – the role pollinators play in making global food systems healthy does not go unnoticed. Therefore, Bishop’s University strives to match what is taught in classrooms with actual practices that promote pollinator populations on campus, which is why we seek to become a Bee City Campus.