“Although pollinators come in every shape and size, bees probably make the largest contribution to our daily lives. Bees pollinate more than 100 types of crops in the US—everything from almonds to zucchini. They’re also vital to the reproduction of clover and alfalfa, which feed grazing animals like cows and goats. But last winter was a bleak season for bees. According to the latest survey data, the average US beekeeper lost 45% of her colonies.”
For our third exclusive infographic, we decided to picked up on an issue that really has a visible impact in our lives: Consumerism.
Of course, we all enjoy shopping around, and get access to worldwide items, bought trough a simple click of a button. Or drive around in our brand new cars, feeling free, independent and happy. Or go to some exotic restaurant, and taste the mysterious flavors of foreign cuisine.
But, here’s the thing: when we look up at the numbers behind the impact of those everyday pleasures, and think about the ongoing debate about climate change and the all the other environmental impacts caused by that lifestyle, one thing gets clear: we need to change.
Take a look at some of the numbers we’re bringing you here, and think about it.
Or better yet, act upon it.