SuperValu want to help local communities, schools and families lead the way in creating an Ireland where pollinators can thrive. SuperValu launched their Save the Bees campaign in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and to support the local biodiversity in communities around Ireland. The campaign aims to educate and empower school children to make a difference.
Ay Boyerstown school, we will be learning all about the importance of bees and their role in Biodiversity. We will be creating our very own wildflower patch to help our bees pollinate with our Pollinator Packs from Supervalu Tidy Towns.
To further promote awareness and action, families will receive their own Save the Bees cards in SuperValu with every spend over €30. These cards are added to each school’s Save the Bees poster, which, once completed, can be entered into a draw to win a share of €50,000 for the school.
Through the Save the Bees campaign, SuperValu will work with schools and communities across Ireland to help educate people on the very real and current threat facing Ireland’s bees. As it stands, nearly one-third of Irish bees are in danger of becoming extinct. The loss of such a large portion of our bee population would be catastrophic.
Find out about the importance of bees here.
We have re-elected our hardworking Green-Schools Committee (Step 1), our next step is to assess our starting point by conducting an Environmental Review (Step 2) The two main ways we will measure our starting point is to (1) Carry out Awareness Surveys with Students and Staff and (2) Create a Habitat Map of your School Grounds
Once we have measured what your school community know, and what species and habitats are present on your campus, we can start to think up ways to raise awareness about biodiversity, and also to encourage species-richness in and around our school. Once we have come up with these ideas and actions, we will write them down as an Action Plan (Step 3). Our action plan states what our targets are and how you are going to achieve them.
It is important that we plan from the beginning how you will measure the success of your Biodiversity Action Plan. Monitoring and Evaluating (Step 4) improvements in your school will be done by repeating the Awareness Surveys.