Save the Bees Web-Bee-Nar

Environment California hosted a webinar about the latest threats facing bee populations in California and what we can do about it.

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Bees are dying off at an unsustainable rate, with serious consequences for our natural world. They play a vital role as pollinators, and losing them would have a devastating ripple effect across all ecosystems. That’s why we’re working to expand bee habitats and stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.
We will have expert panelists share some of the factors contributing to bee die-off, and provide a chance to be part of the solution, from learning how to grow a pollinator friendly garden and supporting our campaign to reduce bee killing pesticides in the environment. In addition to Environment California staff, we will be joined by:
  • Professor Gordon Frankie, UC Berkeley faculty and founder of the Urban Bee Lab-Madeline Kangas, Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Specialist
  • Laura Deehan, Director, Environment California
  • Steve Blackledge, Conservation Program Director, Environment America
  • Malia Libby, Save the Bees Campaign Associate, Environment California
Here are some resources mentioned in the web-bee-nar:
Xerces society offers lots of resources so that we can help save the bees:…/pollinator-friendly-plant-lists
Professor Dr Frankie’s resources, including a soon to be available guide to help identify common bee species and some of the best pollinator friendly wildflowers can be found at his website: and he recommends checking out the website for Pollinator Partnership:
Here is the blog post Emily Kowalski created to turn your amazon box into a bee to share with Amazon

Laura Deehan

State Director, Environment California

Laura directs Environment California’s work to tackle global warming, protect the ocean, and stand up for clean air, clean water and open spaces. Laura served on the Environment California board for two years before stepping into the state director role. Most recently, she directed the public health program for CALPIRG, another organization in The Public Interest Network, where she led campaigns to get lead out of school drinking water and toxic chemicals out of cosmetics. Prior to that, Laura ran Environment California citizen outreach offices across the state and, as the Environment California field director, she led campaigns to get California to go solar, ban single use plastic grocery bags, and go 100 percent renewable. Laura lives with her family in Richmond, California, where she enjoys hiking, yoga and baking.

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