Happy Earth Day from the Xerces Society

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April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day
from the Xerces Society!
This Earth Day, we have much to celebrate. Xerces’ work has protected and restored more than 3 million acres and led to habitat management improvements across tens of millions of additional acres, and our organization is growing to include new staff, species, and geographic regions.

The continued dedication of our Xerces community (that’s you) gives us hope for the challenges ahead, even the big ones. Through approaches like nature-based climate solutions, explored this week on our blog, we see boundless opportunities to tackle both the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis simultaneously. As we celebrate Earth Day, we look forward to continuing this journey with you as stewards of this incredible planet.

For Wildlife and Humans, Native Plants Are a Key to Climate Resilience

In our work, we regularly emphasize the importance of using native plants when creating habitat, whether it’s a new prairie, a farm hedgerow, a meadow in a park, or a flower border in your own backyard. Pollinators are often the principal interest for these types of projects, but the benefits of using native plants go far beyond helping pollinators – including, potentially, creating a more climate-resilient future for people and wildlife. Read More

Intrinsically Linked: Why Climate-Smart Agriculture Must Not Neglect Biodiversity
Agriculture is the single largest land use on the planet, with more than 40% of the Earth’s surface devoted to crops or grazing.

In order to fully address climate change and sustain agriculture in an unstable climate, we must also address the biodiversity crisis. By making biodiversity conservation a part of regenerative farming and including it in funding options like the USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, the agricultural sector can tackle both the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis simultaneously. Learn More

Upcoming Events

On April 27, join Stephanie Frischie, Agronomist and Native Plant Materials Specialist with the Xerces Society, for a webinar on Soil Health and Beneficial Insects: Beyond Bees and Butterflies. Stephanie will discuss the diversity of soil invertebrates, their role in soil health, and gardening and farming practices that support soil life.

Register and view more upcoming events on the Xerces events page. Learn More

Xerces is a donor supported non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible donation today will help grow and sustain our essential work.

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The Xerces Society
PO Box 97387
Washington DC, 20090-7387

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