Could It Get Us, Too?
Since 2006, honeybees have been dying at unprecedented rates, as scientists struggle to identify the cause. Rufous Hummingbird populations have dropped 60% since 1967, and millions of bats have died since 2007. Last year, the migrating butterfly swarm was the smallest in two decades. As pesticide use grows rampant and human greed destroys the habitats of these pollinators, we are in danger of getting tangled in the consequences of destroying nature—and in peril of widespread starvation if the endangered honeybees, who provide one-third of the world’s food supply, die out.
Nature Journalist Noelle Meade-Izzi shatters the conventional view of bees as a nuisance, teaching audiences to see them as they truly are—harmonious, integrated, unified creatures working toward the greater good. An unceasing educator of both children and adults, Meade-Izzi gives listeners a peek into a bleak future if the endangered honeybees and other pollinators go extinct, all while arming them with concrete tips on how to save pollinators from extinction—and humans from man-made famine.
On your show Meade-Izzi will discuss:
- How to make your yard a pollinator’s paradise.
- What the pollinators can teach humans about give-and-take and stress management.
- How teaching children stewardship of nature can halt the mindless destruction of endangered creatures.
CREDENTIALS: Noelle Meade-Izzi is a self-described “natu-journalist,” whose book THE HUMMINGBIRD THAT ANSWERED MY HEART’S CALLING uses photography and journalism to convey her knowledge and deep appreciation of the wisdom, symbolism and totems of the animal world. Known as the “Pollinator Queen,” she uses her company Bee-nevolent to advocate for pollinators, fund research, and give back.
AVAILABILITY: CA, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
CONTACT: Noelle Meade-Izzi, (661) 904-6748; NoelleMeadeIzzi@gmail.com; bee-nevolent.com