Virtual sustainability talk: Restoring the Little Things That Run the World

We are pleased to find out about this virtual program, offered by the Randall Library in Stow, in time! It’s this week, Wednesday Oct. 25 at 7:00pm. While it’s part of a monthly series in Stow, this information applies to people everywhere! Click here to register on their site, and receive the Zoom link.

A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will disappear from planet earth because of human activities. Many of these are insects and nearly all species at risk rely on insects. Insects have already declined 45% since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we create beautiful landscapes brimming with life; landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on? Author/professor Doug Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants. 

This series occurs every month, discussing contemporary topics about sustainability. Topics are announced as they become available.

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