Engaging Employees in Supporting Pollinators at Home

April 10, 2020

RE: Engaging Employees in Supporting Pollinators at Home – SP Pollinator Challenge 2.0

In February we distributed a letter encouraging all SP members to join in an SP Pollinator Project Challenge and work together with us in implementing pollinator conservation projects that are individually meaningful, yet have the potential to be collectively groundbreaking.

While we greatly appreciate those SP members that responded to our invitation with plans for pollinator projects at their sites and in their communities, we also recognize that many of those planned projects will need to be put on hold for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

And while our teams may not be able to get together to work on projects at our sites right now, there are still many other ways SP members can work together to support our collective conservation goals and help our employees in reconnecting with nature in this challenging time.  Even relatively small pollinator projects around our employees’ homes for example – things as simple as adding a couple native planters or building an insect hotel – can have a meaningful impact. 

We would invite all SP members to join in a new SP Pollinator Project Challenge by encouraging your team members to support pollinator-friendly activities at their own homes and to share a photo of their efforts. 

Attached is a simple toolkit of information designed to support outreach to your team members, including a customizable PowerPoint template and list of resources outlining opportunities to support pollinators at home.  Using the hashtags #SuppliersPartnership #PollinatorChallenge, SP will track and amplify the efforts of all participants.

Please let us know any questions and we look forward to your support of this effort.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Butt

Director, Environmental Sustainability

Toyota Motor North America

SP Biodiversity Work Group Co-Chair

Sam Qureshi

National Business Development Manager

WM Sustainability Services

SP Biodiversity Work Group Co-Chair

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