Happy Earth Day everyone!
I hope you are all enjoying the spring weather and are able to join one of the Earth Day celebrations around town tomorrow. I’ll be at the ABQ Collective tomorrow for the Vegan Bake Sale to benefit Santuario de Karuna and then the Vegan Village event that starts at 4p. I hope to see some of you there.
In celebration of Earth Day, I introduced a resolution on Monday night (R-23-127) that supports pollinator conservation efforts in Albuquerque. I’ve been working with the Parks and Recreation and the Environmental Health departments on this legislation for several months; it’s only fitting that it be introduced this week! I’m very proud of this legislation given the decline of pollinators around the globe due to a combination of habitat loss, use of pesticides, the spread of pests and diseases, and the effects of climate change. I want to ensure that Albuquerque does its part to support pollinator resiliency.
This resolution requires various city departments to work jointly to increase pollinator habitat creation as well as education and outreach on the importance of pollinators. It also calls for pollinators to be considered in the integrated pest management (IPM) plans for the city –creating Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management Plans (IPPM). It requires the development of a pollinator habitat mapping project to enable us to identify existing pollinator pathways and create new pathways as needed.
See you all at Earth Day events this weekend and at future Council meetings where you can speak on any bills or proposals either in-person or via Zoom.
City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn
Albuquerque City Council
District 7 (contact)
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