Help Save Ontario’s Bees!

Bees

Ontario’s bees are dying in massive numbers and sufficient evidence points to the pervasive use of neonicotinoid pesticides on our agricultural field crops as a key factor. Studies have found a direct link between the use of these pesticides and the dwindling number of bees. These chemicals are also leaching into soils, groundwater and waterways, persisting for years, and killing other pollinators, aquatic insects, amphibians and birds. On April 29, 2013 after reviewing more than 30 different studies, the European Union suspended the use of these pesticides.

The past two years, Ontario has seen a dramatic 35 per cent decline in honey bees. If we lose our bee populations, our food supply would be in serious risk. One third of our food relies on pollinators.

Please help save Ontario’s bees by signing and sharing this petition.

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About jensera

Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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