Posts Tagged ‘biodiversity’

Plant an Oak Tree for Biodiversity

If you want to plant a native tree and are wondering which species would benefit wildlife the best, plant an oak. According to wildlife expert Doug Tallamy, the author of “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plantsan oak tree offers the best overall benefit to a huge number of wildlife species. Doug is an entymologist who seeks to tell the world about the importance of biodiversity and preserving habitats for all “the little creatures that help us”. He points out that if you kill the insects, you are killing the birds who need to eat those insects.

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Run For Biodiversity

 

It’s summertime and the marathons and fun runs are out in full force. This is a time to do your part for a good cause while getting fit and having something to brag about at the water cooler on Monday. What better cause than to help Ethiopian farmers start a seed bank? Check it out and we’ll see you at the run.

On October 16, USC (Unitarian Service Committee of Canada) joins millions of people around the world in celebrating World Food Day.

Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It’s the earth’s life-support system, and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, there’s a back-up plan: Biodiversity!

Much is at stake for us all, and in a real sense, USC is helping farmers plant the Seeds of our very Survival

All donations for this year’s Run for Biodiversity, Toronto will go to support USC’s work in the East African country of Ethiopia.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support the Wollo Community Seed Bank, where Ethiopian farmers are conserving seeds from dozens of food crop varieties to ensure they will always have vibrant seeds for changing local conditions. Continue »