“There are so many issues facing our world-from environmental to personal health-and it is important that each of us pledge to do all in our power to live responsibly and considerably. We have a responsibility to future generations to take care of this planet.”

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Support the ‘Save America’s Pollinators Act’ — Why We Must Work Together to Save the Bees

My fascination with pollinators began with the film my brother Rhett produced, Pollinators in Peril. The film introduced me to the serious challenges pollinators are facing and their ongoing steep decline. I couldn’t have imagined 15 years later the pollinators’ plight would have gotten so much worse — but it has.

My first step to facing this challenge was to start in my backyard by keeping beehives and planting pollinator friendly flowers. I’d be helping the bee population, as well as enjoying their honey and a healthy bumper crop of fruits and veggies! Our garden is completely organic and received the Wildlife Habitat certification. I planted clover, a favorite treat of the honey bee, and thought my bees were healthy. One day my beekeeper Cassandra Lawson informed me my bees had encapsulated their pollen within the hive. She placed and currently maintains over 20 hives around Atlanta and had never witnessed this before. Cassandra and her apiary friends diagnosed the problem as resulting from the pollen being so full of chemicals from my neighbors’ yards it was a desperate measure to limit the colony’s exposure to toxins. Sadly, all my bees perished. (more…)

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Join Me & Jeff Corwin In Giving The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Award-winning Animal Planet host and fellow Defenders of Wildlife board member, Jeff Corwin, points out that every 20 minutes a wildlife species goes extinct. I believe we owe it to our kids to try and slow the loss of these amazing and important creatures. If you care about protecting and restoring wildlife then join with me in giving the gift that truly keeps on giving for generations to come. (more…)

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What happens if we lose all the honey bees?

There is a shocking event happening in the U.S. to our honeybees and I want everyone to be aware of the problem. We are losing our honeybees in the U.S. at an alarming rate. This phenomenon is not only a problem in the U.S however, but all over the globe.

But why is this important?

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