We love celebrating our colleagues and giving back to our community, so several years ago, BlueModus decided to combine these two loves. Each month, our Management Team selects two colleagues who shine and represent the values that make BlueModus a great workplace. These two colleagues select a charity, and BlueModus donates on their behalf.
This month, one of those colleagues is Scott Davignon, who joined our team in August 2021 as a Senior Web Developer. Scott is an intelligent, thoughtful developer and a quiet warrior with a good attitude. He is always willing to jump in to help his team however needed.
Recently, BlueModus made a $500 donation to Pollinator Partnership on behalf of Scott. Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Its signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.
“I choose this charity because not only are pollinators the foundation for most food on this planet but there are also not very well represented since they are generally not charismatic megafauna typically associated with conservation wildlife charities,” shares Scott. “It’s easy to get behind supporting a starving polar bear in the face of starvation because it’s hard to see, and the pictures are so prevalent. It’s harder to get on board with bats, moths, and other critters typically associate with nighttime and have a bit of an “ick” factor (other than bees, butterflies, and most birds). But climate change is having a real impact on our environment, and one of the places we will be the hardest hit moving into the future is with supply and demand for food and the crash of the basic lifecycle on the planet from the loss of these species.”
We need pollinators, and pollinators need us. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals pollinating plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Pollinating animals travel from plant to plant, carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants. This nearly invisible ecosystem service is a precious resource that requires attention and support and, in disturbing evidence found around the globe, is increasingly in jeopardy. Pollinator Partnership urges you know how this system supports you and how your actions can help support healthy and sustainable pollination.
Please visit the donate portion of their website to learn more about Pollinator Partnership and how you can support their cause.