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This World Environment Day, help us Save the Bees!

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 June 2017, Environment
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A.Vogel was created in light of the work and philosophies of Alfred Vogel, who believed that life and healing must be grounded in a deep reverence and respect for nature:

“It is never too late to start supporting nature in its urge to heal,” said Vogel.

At A.Vogel, the preservation of nature is one of our core values, as seen through our commitment to organic and sustainable farming initiatives: the plants sown in our fields are cultivated without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, weeding or fungicides, and we support sustainable farming projects across the country.

Sustainable production of our crops is not the only way to promote the preservation of nature, though. In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of caring for our earth and its inhabitants, A. Vogel has partnered with Bee City Canada to help educate children about the importance of protecting our bees to ensure our future in its Save the Bees campaign.

Across Canada, there are currently 4 locations that have signed on with the Bee City and A.Vogel initiative – two in Ontario, one in Quebec and one in the West. Bee City works to educate children ages 5+ on the importance of protecting pollinators via educational and gardening programs in local community centers and elementary schools.

A recent report warns the world that the ongoing decline of our pollinators, like bees and butterflies, if not addressed immediately, may have an apocalyptic effect on our global food supply and therefore the future of generations to come.

Pollinators, including some 20,000 species of wild bees, are essential to hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops each year – from fruits and vegetables to coffee and chocolate. However, according to the report released by a group affiliated to the United Nations, two out of five species of invertebrate pollinators, such as bees and butterflies are on the path towards extinction.

The Save the Bees campaign was sparked by the link of pollen to allergy sufferers and the type that the bees create, which are responsible for both the nourishment of the environment and our own. A.Vogel is proud to support Bee City this World Environment Day, and to continue to lead the way to a cleaner, healthier and better-informed world.

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