NORCROSS (GWINNETT COUNTY), GA (JUNE 22, 2020) – The City of Norcross, as a Bee City USA affiliate, has big plans for National Pollinator Week this week (June 22 – 28). In addition to distributing pollination-themed activity workbooks and seed packets to local children, they are launching an all-new subsite devoted to sustainability on the city website!
Introduced by the U.S. Senate in 2007, Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread awareness to protect them. Always the third week in June, it was created as a necessary step to address the declining pollinator population and to promote their value in our ecosystem. Pollinator Week is now celebrated across the world to remind people that all of humanity relies heavily on the pollinating powers of all the bees, butterflies, birds, bats and beetles.
As a second year Bee City, Norcross will do its part in spreading awareness by distributing an activity workbook designed for children and their families to learn more about pollinators, why they are important and how to protect their habitat. The Pollinate Norcross Activity Workbook is FREE, and consists of recipes, book recommendations and seven fun activities. It also includes instructions for Norcross residents to register their own gardens to receive a “Norcross Pollinator-Friendly Garden” sign from the city, which families can start with the wildflower seed packet included with the workbook. Workbooks and seed packets may be picked up curbside in front of City Hall all week long, while a digital print-at-home version will also be available.
But that’s not all the city has up its sleeve! Sustainable Norcross has been hard at work preparing to launch an all new subsite devoted to sustainability on the city’s website, norcrossga.net, in time for the occasion. The new subsite features information on the city’s initiatives supporting their status as a Platinum Green Community by the Atlanta Regional Commission, as well as tips and resources for how citizens and businesses can do their part at home and at work. The site is live now at norcrossga.net/sustainability!
“As a Platinum Green Community, Tree City and Bee City, we are strong supporters of sustainability here in Norcross,” stated the city’s mayor, Craig Newton. “That extends to our sustainment of pollinators. The importance of these creatures to our environment is undeniable, and we hope that through these new resources we can reach and educate a larger segment of the community.”
For more information on National Pollinator Week, visit pollinator.org/pollinator-week.
For information on City of Norcross as a Bee City, contact Hannah Knab at 678-421-2027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activity Workbook (PDF)
Press Release (PDF)