Feb
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Wildscaping Ambassador Train-the-Trainer Workshop

  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attend this special train-the-trainer workshop made possible by the partnerships between Audubon Rockies, Colorado Native Plant Society, High Plains Environmental Center and People and Pollinators Action Network. We will engage and train volunteers on spreading the word about actively restoring natural habitat for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by implementing water- wise and native gardens on our landscapes. Come enjoy meeting other fellow gardeners and learning the tools of the trade to deliver a presentation to your local garden center/nursery, garden clubs, community center, HOA’s and more on the importance of creating native plant gardens that not only create a welcome place for birds, but benefit the environment and our communities too!

**Special Notes: Attendees will receive a Wildscape Ambassador Handbook and invitation to our network sharing platform.
Snacks Provided. 

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS FREE EVENT 

 

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Film & Panel: "Learning to See: The World of Insects"
Sep
18
1:00pm 1:00pm
PAM

Film & Panel: "Learning to See: The World of Insects"

  • Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This documentary tells the inspiring story of photographer Robert Oelman, who leaves a psychology career in the early 1990s and moves from the United States to Colombia during the height of Colombian drug violence to start a new life. Not yet clear about where this new life will lead him, he purchases a small farm in the hills and begins to photograph people, perfects photographing hummingbirds and eventually finds a new passion in photographing the myriad of beautiful and often cryptic insects in the forests of the Amazon Basin - many of which are the first known sightings of their species. Oelman shows us the sobering reality that many of these incredible creatures will be extinct before humans know they exist, placing ecosystems, the web of life and humans in peril. 

This event is one of many celebrating Boulder's "Pollinator Appreciation Month."

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Film & Panel: "Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home"
Sep
11
1:00pm 1:00pm
PAM

Film & Panel: "Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home"

  • Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a film screening of "Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home." This film documents two years of travel across the USA during which a film crew visits "Hometown Habitat heroes." Their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping show how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits. This event is one of many celebrating Boulder's "Pollinator Appreciation Month."

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Bee Safe Neighborhood Coordinator Workshop
Aug
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Bee Safe Neighborhood Coordinator Workshop

  • Longmont Public Library Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you interested in making your neighborhood safe for bees and other pollinators? Join us on Saturday, August 20th from 3-4:30 pm for a workshop to learn how you can help!

Sponsored by the Longmont Coalition for People and Pollinators (LCPP), the event will feature David Wheeler from Bee Safe Boulder, who will be leading a presentation on how to go about making YOUR neighborhood pollinator safe and why the Bee Safe Neighborhood movement is so important. Light refreshments will be provided.

The cities of Boulder and Lafayette, as well as Boulder County as a whole, all passed Bee and Pollinator Safe resolutions in the couple of last year, so public property is safe for bees and other pollinators like never before! Now it’s time for the citizens of Longmont and surrounding cities to step up and do their part.

Whether you've already started campaigning your neighborhood, aren't sure what steps to take, or are looking to network with other passionate community members, this event it for you.

The meeting will take place in the Meeting Room at the Longmont Public Library. Bring a laptop or tablet so you can get your neighborhood going right then! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Bee Safe Celebration & Fundraiser
Aug
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bee Safe Celebration & Fundraiser

  • 3373 4th Street Boulder, CO, 80304 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Earth Day 2016, Bee Safe Boulder made an exciting announcement...we are going global! With the launch of Bee Safe Earth we have begun work to carry the mission of Bee Safe Boulder across not only the nation, but the world. We are very excited for this new chapter, and we want you to help us celebrate!

We will be throwing a party bee style with live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine, craft beer from Boulder Beer, sangria, and stimulating company. There will be fabulous local food courtesy of Modern Market, Natural Hapa, and Sisters Pantry, as well as many local farmers & markets. We will have a raffle and silent auction with can't-miss prizes! This event will be held in a shady Boulder landscape with a stream and water feature. Kids are welcome! 

Your presence and donations will make Bee Safe Earth's work possible and help make the movement move. Tickets are available for purchase online here, or can be purchased at the door.

Ticket Prices: 
- Individual Adult Admission: $35
- Couple Admission: $60
- Children's (12 and under) Admission: Free!

To pay via check, please make your check out to RMPJC/BSB and mail to our co-founder, David Wheeler, at 3660 Buckeye Ct., Boulder, CO 80304. We ask that checks be sent by July 31st to ensure delivery before the event.

Click here to purchase tickets!
Check out our Facebook event!

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Sister Winds Music Festival (Benefiting Bee Safe Boulder)
May
27
to May 29

Sister Winds Music Festival (Benefiting Bee Safe Boulder)

This year, Sister Winds has chosen to make Bee Safe Boulder the financial beneficiary of their Music Festival! This family-friendly festival will take place from May 27th-29th at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.

To learn more about the Sister Winds Music Festival, stay updated on events, or purchase tickets, please visit their website or Facebook page.

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May
21
9:00am 9:00am

Frazier Meadows Kick Off Celebration

This Saturday at the Horizons Charter School in Boulder, neighbors will gather to celebrate the launch of Frazier Meadow's Bee Safe Neighborhood initiatives!

Event features will include:

  • Organic vegetables, herbs and flower plants for sell by Sun Beam Farms,

  • A Q&A with two master gardeners from the CSU Extension Service, and

  • Education about bees, pesticides, and organic gardening methods, courtesy of Boulder Bee Safe Frasier Meadows.

Mark your calendars and join us for a morning of fun, education, and, of course, bees!

Location: Horizons Charter School Courtyard (behind the play ground) on Sioux and Pawnee, across from the Methodist Church parking lot

Contact Person: Nancy Egbert, nanc4910@gmail.com

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Sister Winds Appearance Night (SWAN) ft. Alais Clay, Ianna, and more!
May
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sister Winds Appearance Night (SWAN) ft. Alais Clay, Ianna, and more!

Sister Winds Appearance Nights (or SWANs) are pre-festival events that will go towards raising funds for the Sister Winds Festival (benefitting Bee Safe Boulder) in May.

Join us at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place on Sunday, May 15th for a wonderful evening of songs, prayers, and intentions to gather energy for the Sister Winds Festival! This night will feature Alais Clay, Ianna, Las Curanderas, and Jayma Superlove.

Sister Winds asks for a sliding-scale donation of $10-$20 in order to aid in fundraising.

Read more about the Sister Winds Music Festival at: http://sisterwinds.com/

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Youth Talent Showcase in Honor of Earth Day
Apr
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Youth Talent Showcase in Honor of Earth Day

Join us on Earth Day for a youth talent showcase & Bee Safe Boulder benefit! Come on out and show your support for both the earth and the talented young people in our community. See the event poster for more details. 

We are excited to announce that the youth who wins this talent showcase will receive a performance slot at this year's Sister Winds Music Festival! Please email Janis@columbineunity.org with questions or to register for the talent showcase.

This year, Sister Winds has chosen to make Bee Safe Boulder the financial beneficiary of their Music Festival. Leading up to the May festival, Sister Winds will be hosting events to fundraise and raise awareness. Like their Facebook page to stay updated on events!

 

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Sister Winds Appearance Night (SWAN) ft. Fierce Le Fey, Twin Flame, & more
Apr
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sister Winds Appearance Night (SWAN) ft. Fierce Le Fey, Twin Flame, & more

Sister Winds Appearance Nights (or SWANs) are pre-festival events that will go towards raising funds for the Sister Winds Festival (benefitting Bee Safe Boulder) in May.

Join us at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place on Sunday, April 17th for a wonderful evening of songs, prayers, and intentions to gather energy for the Sister Winds Festival! This night will feature Fierce Le Fey [Zoe Clare], Twin Flame, The Jai Goband Band, and Mystery Productions.

Sister Winds asks for a sliding-scale donation of $10-$20 in order to aid in fundraising.

Read more about the Sister Winds Music Festival at: http://sisterwinds.com/

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Beyond Pesticides National Conference
Apr
15
to Apr 16

Beyond Pesticides National Conference

  • University of Southern Maine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 34th National Forum provides an opportunity for grassroots advocates, scientists, and policy makers to share our efforts and build local, state and national strategies for strength and growth. This year’s conference will focus on the adoption of policies to protect human health and the environment, and organic land and building management strategies.

The conference runs from the afternoon of April 15 through the evening of April 16, bringing together top scientists, policy makers, and public health and environmental advocates to interact and strategize on solutions that are protective of health and the environment. Beyond Pesticides is collaborating with local groups, including the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Toxics Action Center, and Protect South Portland, as well as other local environmental and human health advocacy organizations.

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Apr
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bee Happy Video Creation!

Join the Sister Winds crew as they create a promo video for Sister Winds 2016,  singing and dancing a Bee Happy song dressed in Bee Costumes! You and all your friends are welcome to join the fun. Check out the Facebook event here.

This year SISTER WINDS IS DONATING ALL PROFITS TO BEE SAFE COLORADO. So this video will portray the sponsorship, as well as the sweet fun Sister Winds Festival has to offer.

Children of all ages come to dance and play! We encourage you to come dressed in costume or brings some to share.

All participates will get some "Bee Bucks" to spend at Sister Winds :)
Here is a fun video to invite people to the event: https://youtu.be/O_Ka2_eeZCk

If you want to hear the song first, email shaelanoellamusic@gmail.com...and if you want to write a line or two about bees and or sister winds to sing for the video you're welcome to.

If we finish early we will travel together to the Tulip Festival to get more festive or video clips in costume ♥

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Bee Safe Neighborhood Presentation: Creating Bee Safe Mapleton Park
Apr
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bee Safe Neighborhood Presentation: Creating Bee Safe Mapleton Park

Join us on Saturday, April 4th for a Bee Safe Neighborhood Presentation focused on the Mapleton Park neighborhood!

During this presentation we will be discussing why the Bee Safe Neighborhoods is important, offering pointers and advise, answering questions from neighbors, and practicing canvassing! Handouts, pledge forms, neighborhood maps, and other canvassing materials will be distributed.

Please join in and learn how to create bee safe neighborhoods and ensure a healthier future for our bee friends and ourselves.

Contact Person: David Wheeler
Email: shakudavid@gmail.com

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Public Hearing on Boulder County GMO's
Feb
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Public Hearing on Boulder County GMO's

Join us on February 29th as we tell Boulder County Commissioners that we say "NO" to GMOs!

What: The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) along with the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) will hold a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 29 at the Plaza Event Center in Longmont to take public input on whether to continue or change the current approval in Section 6.1 of the Cropland Policy that allows for the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops on Open Space land. That approval expires on Dec. 20, 2016.

At this hearning, BOCC and POSAC will take public testimony on whether to continue or change the current approval. No decisions will be made at this hearing.

When: Monday, Feb. 29 beginning at 1 p.m. (Note: the hearing is expected to be broken into an afternoon session from 1- 5 p.m. and an evening session from 6 p.m. until close. Due to the requirements of the venue, the hearing must conclude by midnight).

Where: The Plaza Event Center, 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont (behind the Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel).

Note: 
There will not be any decision by either body at the Feb. 29 hearing. POSAC will deliberate their recommendation at a special meeting on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room. A public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room for deliberation and a decision by the Board of County Commissioners. No further public comment will be taken at either of these meetings.

Background:
Section 6.1 of the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Cropland Policy approved, with specific protocols, the use of glyphosate resistant corn and sugarbeets on agricultural lands leased from Boulder County for a period of five years.

Requests for Individual Meetings with the County Commissioners:
The County Commissioners understand that there is intense public interest in this topic and anticipate they will receive requests for individual meetings prior to the Feb. 29 public hearing. In order to allow an equitable means to accommodate these requests, the Commissioners have set aside times to be available to meet with members of the public on an advance sign-up basis.

Requests must be made via phone (303-441-3500) or in person, and will be scheduled for 20 minutes during the following times:

Friday, Feb. 5 - between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 - between 1 and 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19 - between 12 noon and 4 p.m.

Individuals and groups wishing to schedule a meeting during the times noted may request a meeting by either calling the Commissioners’ Office at 303-441 3500 or coming to the Commissioners’ Office on the Third Floor of the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder. Interested parties can choose a meeting date and will be assigned an available time slot.

All meetings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room at the Boulder County Courthouse, and, consistent with public meeting requirements, will be audio-recorded and open to the public.

Written Comments:
In order to be considered in time for the hearing and provided to POSAC members, the Commissioners have requested that written comments be submitted by mail, in person to the Commissioners’ Office, or online through a comment form available at: www.bouldercountyopenspace.org/croplandpolicy

The deadline to receive comments is Friday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Written comments will be accepted after the deadline, but may not be reviewed in time for the public hearing.

Mailing address:
Boulder County Commissioners’ Office
Cropland Policy Comments
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Read more: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/13345af

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Bee Safe Neighborhood Workshop- Louisville
Feb
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bee Safe Neighborhood Workshop- Louisville

Are you interested in making your neighborhood (and maybe the whole city of Louisville) bee safe? That means neighbors talking to neighbors about getting rid of pesticides, to create an environment that is heathy for the bees, healthy for us, and healthy for the earth! Join us on Thursday, February 25th for a Bee Safe Neighborhood Workshop!

Featured in this event will be Bee Safe David Wheeler, who will be leading a presentation on how to make YOUR neighborhood bee safe and who will be discussing why the Bee Safe Neighborhood movement is so important. Handouts, pledge forms, neighborhood maps, and other canvassing materials will be distributed.

The cities of Boulder and Lafayette, as well as Boulder County as a whole, have all passed Bee and Pollinator Safe resolutions in 2015. It would be fantastic to add Louisville to the list! Please join in and learn how to create bee safe neighborhoods and ensure a healthier future for our bee friends and ourselves.

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