I think you know by now that I feel strongly about doing what we can to protect our earth and minimize our impact on it. I try to teach my children to do the same, but I also think that we should all be working on educating ourselves about this, and our children, because I firmly believe that knowledge is power. If we arm ourselves and our children with the knowledge of how to care for and protect our earth, we can sustain it far longer than if we turn our cheeks to knowledge. I was already a fan of Burt’s Bees products before learning about their Burt’s Bees Pollinates Schools promotion, and now I have another reason to support this company. They want to be sure that children are educated on the importance of caring for our earth too, through this promotion, and that speaks loudly to me.
Our children will inherit the Earth. What’s more important than showing them how it works? Although it’s not widely known, bees pollinate every third bite of the most delicious and nutritious whole foods we eat. This fall, students across the nation will get a chance to see this first hand in a living classroom.
This June, in honor of National Pollinator Week, Burt’s Beespartnered with sought-after jewelry designer, Helen Ficalora and the Pollinator Partnership to ensure schools receive BEE SMART SCHOOL GARDEN KITS, which will help schools create bee-friendly gardens or make existing gardens inviting to bees, providing a living demonstration of how vital bees and other pollinators are to our ecosystems.
Helping raise awareness of the world’s declining bee population, Ficalora created a bespoke sterling silver bee charm to serve as a reminder of the pollinator’s important role in our ecosystem. When the public donates at least $150 (through 9/30/2011) dedicated to the Pollinator Partnership’s BEE SMART SCHOOL GARDEN program, they will receive the charm and a Burt’s Bees® Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom.
About the Bee Smart™ School Garden Kit
The “Bee Smart School Garden Kit” is a new pollinator discovery tool for children in grades 3-5 to learn firsthand the connection between plants, pollinators, and the food we eat. Each kit will have components that can be used at school, at home, and online to maximize the learning experience, such as lesson plans, seeds for sprouting, and learning games. The Bee Smart™ School Garden Kit will be previewed during Pollinator Week and will be delivered in early September in time for the school year. There will also be curriculum recommendations that will help connect community resources, like local beekeepers, to the outdoor classroom. Each kit will include student incentives from Burt’s Bees to reward students on their path to being more bee-conscious.
Sign up your school for the Bee Smart School Garden Kit.
I received some Burt’s Bees product samples in exchange for this post. As always, opinions expressed within are my own. [ad#glam between posts]