Pollinators, Bat Houses, Bee Hotels - Natural Climate Solutions

Either add your idea for a target action, how you might get people to do it, why it’s good (will it reduce emissions, increase community resilience, increase human well-being), what you can contribute, etc., and/or vote up or down and comment on others’ ideas.

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    Adopt a house project
    5 months agoopen2
    This event would utilize grant money from the CGI to purchase many bee houses, of which students can sign up to 'adopt,' paint them, build them, and put them up in approved spaces on campus. This woul... Read more...
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    Community Garden
    5 months agoopen2
    Me and My family own a community garden plot and every year, around the garden the community helps plant pollinator-friendly plants around the cite and I would love to work with them and help out with... Read more...
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    Tree Planting Event
    5 months agoopen2
    I think a community tree planting event would be a great way to help the environment. With the area urbanizing more and more, trees are being cut down in massive quantities. It would also be a good wa... Read more...
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    Botanical Gardens
    5 months agoopen0
    I think we can add bat houses, bee hotels, and pollinators to the botanical gardens. These would benefit the gardens and support population.
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    Mycorrhizal Gardens
    5 months agoopen0
    Establishing mycorrhizal gardens innovative pollinator habitats and carbon sequestration sites in urban and suburban areas. Target action would be to encourage communities to create mycorrhizal garden... Read more...
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    Plant Flowers
    5 months agoopen0
    Creating a community event that is taking the initiative to plant flowers in pots that can be spread out around campus in the "highly brick" areas around campus, where actually planting things into th... Read more...
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    Example (Your Target Action)
    5 months agoopen0
    Explain how this target action would help move towards the bigger climate goals/vision. Briefly describe what a project would look like that would get people to take or do the target action you ide... Read more...
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    Pollinator diversity
    5 months agoopen2
    Similar to the adopt a house project already proposed, I think a good way to promote biodiversity for pollination would be to build bat houses. Campus has a pollinator garden and bird houses so I thin... Read more...
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    Pollinator Project
    5 months agoopen2
    Whether it be in just the botanical gardens or campus-wide we could make some cosmetic changes to aid the pollinators. Including native plant seed bombs (ex. milkweed for butterflies), bird baths, ad... Read more...
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    Campus cleanup
    5 months agoopen2
    We can gather volunteers for a campus cleanup where we clean any trash that is on campus and in surrounding areas. We can maybe even offer a prize for who collects more trash. *Not the project I wan... Read more...
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    Incentivize Earth Month participation
    5 months agoopen1
    To increase awareness and participation of Earth Month events, we could have a challenge similar to the Niner Career Challenge through the Career Center. Students would keep track of the amount of Ear... Read more...
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    Green roof with native plants
    5 months agoopen2
    How it aligns with bigger campus climate goals/vision: The installation of a green roof with pollinator-friendly plants on campus aligns with broader sustainability goals by addressing multiple envir... Read more...
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    Community composts
    5 months agoopen0
    Make it easier to throw away organic waste at dining halls, food service areas, and campus events by making community composts. Composting is a safe way to dispose of organic waste, and they are easy ... Read more...
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    Research Projects
    5 months agoopen0
    We could conduct some research on different aspects of pollinating. The insights could be helpful in taking effective actions.
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    Campus eating utensils
    5 months agoopen0
    Basically switching over from plastic utensils to wheat straw utensils. Wheatstraw is biodegradable, renewable, and environmentally friendly, compared to plastic. In doing research for this topic, the... Read more...
  • 1
    Decorative pollinator gardens
    5 months agoopen0
    Multiple small gardens of flowers could be put up throughout the campus, serving as both food for pollinators and as decoration.
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    Botanical Gardens
    5 months agoopen0
    I agree with creating a bee hotel for helping pollinators out and having a place for them to reproduce and produce in a safe environment.
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    Course that teaches the benefits of bee gardens etc.
    5 months agoopen0
    If more people knew how natural climate solutions involved insects and animals more individuals would create community resilience.
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    biodiversity
    5 months agoopen0
    Organize guided nature walks or scavenger hunts in local parks or natural areas to help kids explore and appreciate the biological diversity in their community. Create educational materials or activit... Read more...