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Giving Tuesday

Nov 30, 2019 10:09AM

This GivingTuesday, the Utah non-profit Academy of Self-Reliance will inspire generosity by accepting donations to support an initiative to create pesticide-free, flower-rich honeybee habitats around the globe, beginning here in the Beehive State.

The Academy has partnered with Earths Purest and the GeoCure Global Hive Cooperative to raise funds for the launch of the first of many “GeoCure BeeHabs”.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Dec. 3, and throughout the year.

“Earths Purest's founder, Christian Hemmann, brought the plight of the world's honeybees to the organization's attention.

“The Academy of Self-Reliance are happy to do our part by allowing the GeoCure Global Hive Cooperative to operate one of their bee habitats on our 1,245 Riverbed Ranch property,” said Philip Gleason, founder of the Academy. “Reviewing a recent USDA report, we saw that the nation's beekeepers are frantically setting up well over a million new hives a year to compensate for huge losses every year due to the widespread use of pesticides and the dwindling variety and quantity of flowers bees depend upon. Without that effort, it's likely the honeybees would disappear, causing a huge spike in the cost and availability of fruits and vegetables and especially almonds.”

“We're doing our part to help save the bees by launching a GivingTuesday campaign to raise funds for Earths Purest's global bee-saving initiative, and hope the community will support us in helping them.”

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday.

Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity count. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 14.2 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved.

"GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year." said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world."

Those who are interested in joining the Academy of Self-Reliance’s GivingTuesday initiative to #SaveTheBees can visit www.SaveTheBees.today. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit GivingTuesday.org.