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Webinar: Pollinators, Pesticides & People: Landscaping Certifications Explained
November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ESTFree
Interested in sustainability certifications for your campus landscape? We’re here to help! Join Bee Campus USA, an initiative of the Xerces Society, and Rewild Your Campus (formerly Herbicide Free Campus) to learn more about the two organizations’ certification programs. We have tools, resources and advice on how to reduce pesticide use and increase pollinator habitat to improve the health and safety of your campus for bees, beneficial insects and people.
These certifications cover pesticide reduction, soil health, native plants, classroom education, coalition building and how to build a healthier campus! Hear the benefits and requirements of these different programs and see examples of real-world sustainability successes from a variety of participating colleges and universities.
Laura Rost, Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA Coordinator, The Xerces Society
Laura has worked in development and communications for environmental groups since 2005, and has been with the Xerces Society since 2014. She loves to connect with members and share Xerces resources with the public.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a certificate in nonprofit management from Southern Oregon University. While at SOU, Laura led the successful student referendum to offset 100% of natural gas and electricity consumed at university facilities through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs), making SOU the first public university in the nation to do so.
At her home in Milwaukie, Oregon, Laura is converting her yard into pollinator habitat and an urban farm. She volunteers for her local school district’s clothes closet and food bank, and serves on the board of the Milwaukie Pioneer Cemetery.
|Sheina Crystal, Director of Communications and Campaigns, Rewild Your Campus (formerly Herbicide Free Campus)
Sheina graduated from UC Santa Barbara with degrees in Environmental Studies and Sociology. While at UCSB, she founded a chapter of Herbicide-Free Campus and worked with groundskeepers and restoration management as she advocated for the reduction of herbicide use on campus. She also worked with the non profits Food and Water Action and Beyond Pesticides to fight against environmental toxins. Sheina supports campus fellows as they advocate to make their campuses safer and healthier spaces for all living beings.