#BulbsForBees is launched to mark 35 years of Gaisce
To celebrate 35 years of Gaisce, The President's Award, the organisation has launched #BulbsForBees. The aim of the project is to protect one of the most important players in the climate change battle – bees.
If planted in Autumn, the bulbs will bloom in Spring creating a variety of flowers. The #BulbsForBees campaign is supported by President Michael D. Higgins.
The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan has worked with Gaisce to undertake the largest ever pollination project in Ireland. To date over 50,000 pollinator-friendly bulbs have made their way to every post-primary school in the country. Through An Post, they've also been sent to Gaisce Award Partners including disability services, prisons and volunteer centres. An additional 300,000 bulbs are currently being distributed through the Irish Local Development Network to the wider youth and community sector.
How will #BulbsForBees work in Waterford?
Community and youth groups can contact Waterford LEADER Partnership, or Waterford Area Partnership CLG, Westgate Retail Park, Tramore Road. The teams there will give information about collecting their Gaisce bulbs.
Members of the public are also encouraged to visit their local garden centre to pick up a pollinator friendly bulb to participate in the challenge by October 21st.
High praise from the President for #BulbsForBees and Gaisce
Commenting in support of the campaign, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, said:
I thank all those who will be partaking in this special Gaisce challenge and who, by doing so, make a profound statement of their real desire to protect the life we share on this planet.
About Gaisce – The President’s Award
Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical, community and team challenges. It was established in 1985 – UN International Youth Year – as the nation’s highest recognition of a young person’s initiative, achievement and voluntary contribution. Since then, more than ¼ million Gaisce Awards have been achieved.
For more information visit the Gaisce website.