Newsflash Poster

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, social activist, and founder of Pollinator Support Movement PSM.

This has been a busy bee kind of week! Don Bee is still hard at work, getting enough signatures from Berkeley, CA, resident voters. If he succeeds, his ballot initiative to ban neonics in Berkeley goes to a vote this year! If he is short of signatures, he would keep working to gather signatures, and his proposed ballot measure would be voted on in 2016. Of course, I hope that Don gets enough signatures! If you are in the Berkeley, CA, or San Francisco Bay Area and want to help Don “Bee” somehow, please E-Mail to PSM at: doyoulikefood@gmail.com.

Personally, I think that one of my new favorite ways to unwind is to create a save the bees poster. In the poster shown below, notice the “fence” image? Well, I took that earlier today in Sedona, AZ. Tonight, I created the poster design. I realize that both my font and color choices are all over the board, but I was going for creative (no pressure!). Enjoy and please re-post the poster! ❤

Click here if you haven’t already joined Pollinator Support Movement (PSM). Thank You, and we really need to band together so that the planet’s bees and other important pollinators don’t go extinct!

Designed by Alisha Bee Copyright Pollinator Support Movement

“Newsflash Poster” Design by Alisha Bee Copyright 2014 Pollinator Support Movement

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What is a Neonic?!

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, artist, and social entrepreneur. 

neonics REFORM" poster © 2014

neonics REFORM” poster © 2014

 

It’s really dangerous to be a bee

“I’ve heard that bees are dying.  Why are bees dying?  Do we know why?  I’ve heard that mites and cell phones are the cause.”

Yes.  Scientists do know.  

The biggest manmade reason that pollinators like bees are dying is a chemical class called Neonicotinoids or “neonics”.

Stop Using Neonicotinoids

Can you even imagine no vegetables, spices, nuts, and fruits?

For bees and other pollinators, chemical insecticide products used in homes and crops all over the globe cause a variety of neurological (brain!) conditions which result in unnecessary death.  Honey bees, specifically, are dying faster than they can repopulate. Humans all over the planet must quickly take action in order to prevent unimaginable catastrophe.

About Neonicotinoids

Here are some facts about the chemicals, called Neonicotinoids (think Nicotine!), that are used worldwide on farms and in homes:

  • Very persistent in soil and water soluble.
  • Systemic pesticides applied at the root (as seed coating or drench) and then taken up through the plant’s vascular system to be expressed in pollen, nectar and guttation droplets (like dew) from which bees then forage and drink.
  • Systemics on food cannot be washed off.
  • Nicotine-like, neurotoxic insecticides that bind to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in insects’ brains.
  • Bees have a particular genetic vulnerability to these & other pesticides because they have more of these receptors, as well as more learning and memory genes, and fewer genes for detoxification.
  • Widely used on more than 140 crop varieties, as well as on termites, flea treatments, lawns and gardens.
  • Fastest-growing class of synthetic pesticides in history.
  • Imidacloprid is Bayer’s top-selling Neonicotinoid chemical; used to treat fleas on pets.

Click here to learn about the planet’s most common offending chemicals; found in your homes, offices, and on your pets.

Source:  http://www.panna.org/current-campaigns/bees

* Psst!  Monsanto is involved with organic product labeling.

Click here to read more about the challenges of current commercial organic food labeling organization and policy.

Attitude and URLs

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, artist, and social entrepreneur. 

The original post may be found here at Alisha’s Blog.

Recent URL purchases

Recent URL purchases

I am doing my best to lead an authentic lifestyle, filled with openheartedness and bravery.  Thinking on my life, there have been countless subconscious moments in which I’ve re-considered and regretted the enormity of mistakes, errors, and misunderstandings that I have created.  [Read: I have been stubborn and slow to change.] But anymore, I’m not a big fan of dwelling on errors.  Now that I’m more aware of what life and love mean to me, I find myself working each day to practice a type of positive, wholesome, and creative energetic lifestyle that will heal me, and also sustain the communities that I rely upon.

Dang it, the bees are dying.

In reality, Honey bees — one of 20,000+ types of bees — are dying faster than they can repopulate.  This is an important point for every human to understand.  The bees must survive.  Or, our quality of life and health will decline.  Food will become very expensive to purchase, and many types of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and spices will not be available for consumption under most circumstances.

I continue to share news and updates about my various projects, here, at Alisha’s Blog and also at the PSM website.  It’s a fact that I dream of saving and restoring the bees and the food supply chain.  I dream of creating, brokering, and enjoying a system of community abundance that is sustainable.  I am working to earn money towards this just cause, to support the non-profit organization that I founded in 2012, called Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).  I have come to terms with the reality that bees projects of most any sort are not sponsored.  So, I am okay with raise the money for the projects, myself.  I am happy to have found such deep passionate about something.  What a challenge!

Envision “beeBay” not eBay

Some of my business and artistic projects have been developed over time from concepts that I have worked-on for years.  Since 2000, through the ups and downs of learning to work efficiently as a self-employed person, I have become more adept at researching and developing sustainable business systems.  I have consistently utilized my abilities to create a framework; whereas, I believe can help model how to save the planet by first saving the bees.  I am a fan of transparency, especially when it comes to sharing my collective-benefitting, “alternative economic template”.  This template is a concept called Restorative Retail (RR).  (RR) is a way for me to entice people to spend their money wisely; in order to save the bees and our communities.

Back to square one

My driving desire to lead an authentic lifestyle, filled with openheartedness and bravery, suggests that I should first help to save the bees and educate our communities.  I would do this so that I can survive long enough to fulfill my dreams.  My soul is telling me that I should continue with this work.

The screen shot image featured in this post shows some of the URLs that I have recently purchased.  These future websites might help me in some way to make all the money that is needed for successfully meeting the financial goals that will allow me to help the most and the fastest.

Please wish me luck, that I will be able to know how to do what it is that I am doing.  And, continue to find the people that will help me in the task.  Stay tuned for updates on my progress.  If you feel inclined, please share the PSM FB page, and tell your friends about Alisha’s Blog.

❤ Bees and Global Community. ❤