Bee City USA® has renewed East Georgia State College’s certification for 2019 following a rigorous renewal application process.
This completed the efforts of the EGSC Bee Campus Committee to accomplish this recertification, the facilitating committee for EGSC’s efforts to engage the campus in promoting pollinator-friendliness.
Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the largest pollinator protection organization in the world. The Bee Campus USA certification program galvanizes campuses and communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides. Imperiled pollinators like wild bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, bats, hummingbirds, and others are responsible for the reproduction of nearly ninety percent of the world’s wild flowering plant species and one in every three bites of food we consume.
“As a Bee Campus USA affiliate, East Georgia State College is constantly striving to improve environmental and pollinator-awareness to the campus and the community,” said EGSC Professor of Chemistry and Beekeeper Dr. Paul Cerpovicz. “ It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm and dedication towards achieving this goal among the EGSC students, faculty, and staff, as well as the interest and appreciation seen from the community in protecting honey bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. We are looking forward to another great year!”
To see EGSC’s annual report as well as other Bee City USA affiliates’ annual reports visit https://www.beecityusa.org/annual-reports-campus.html.
This is a press release from East Georgia State College.