Blondie Launches ‘BEE Connected’ Campaign in Conjunction with National Pollinator Week
To Raise Awareness of the Decline of the Bee Population
In Cooperation with Pollinator Partnership, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace
Bees serve a critical function in the food chain, ecosystems and biodiversity, and that is why, on the heels of the release of their acclaimed new album, aptly titled Pollinator, Debbie Harry and Blondie are launching the ‘BEE Connected’ campaign with the mission to raise awareness of the decline in the bee population. Kicking off during the 10th Annual National Pollinator Week (June 19th – June 25th) the ‘BEE Connected’ campaign will work in collaboration with organizations such as
Pollinator Partnership, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace – all of whom are dedicated to conserving and improving the health of pollinators through education, consumer empowerment and political activation.
“Basically, my motives for supporting pollinators is survival; survival of us all, survival of the human race,” says Debbie Harry.
In conjunction with this campaign, beginning today fans can purchase special limited edition “Pollinator/Save The Bees” t-shirts – the net proceeds of which will go directly to the pollinator cause. Visit Blondie’s ‘BEE Connected’ home page (PRESS HERE) to purchase a t-shirt, learn more about these incredible organizations and find out all the ways to get involved. Whether by buying local, avoiding pesticide use, planting bee-friendly gardens and the myriad other actions, big or small, you can take part to help save the bees.
Additionally, to help spread the “buzz” on this important cause, Blondie has created a special yellow and black bee-inspired filter for fans to use on social media to show support for the #BEEConnected mission. PRESS HERE to download the filter. An official BEE Connected filter is also available through Facebook frames.
On June 22, two iconic attractions, the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls will light up in yellow and black to honor National Pollinator Week. These displays are made possible by Pollinator Partnership, who founded and has administered National Pollinator Week for the past 10 years.
Stay tuned to Blondie’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to ‘BEE Connected’ to more updates and contests throughout the summer, leading up to National Honey Bee Day on August 19th.
Blondie recently released their remarkable 11th studio album Pollinator via BMG, which received much acclaim for its dynamic blend of Blondie‘s trailblazing sound and new influences from some of modern music’s greatest innovators including Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek, Joan Jett, Nick Valensi, Johnny Marr, Adam Johnston, The Gregory Brothers & John Roberts. Pollinator is Blondie’s most collaborative album to date and aptly titled for this eclectic group of songwriters that “pollinated” the new album with the very influences that Blondie imparted to them.Pollinator features the euphoric disco-infused single “Fun” (PRESS HERE) as well as the propulsive 80s-esque anthem “Long Time” (PRESS HERE). Blondie will embark on a North American co-headlining tour with Garbage this July. Visit www.blondie.net for more info.
About Pollinator Partnership (P2):
Established in 1997, the Pollinator Partnership is the largest 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the health, protection, and conservation of all pollinating animals. P2’s actions for pollinators include education, conservation, restoration, policy, and research. P2’s financial support comes through grants, gifts, memberships and donations from any interested party. P2’s policies are science-based, set by its board of directors, and never influenced by any donor. To make a donation, or for information on events during Pollinator Week, visit www.pollinator.org.
About Friends of the Earth:
Friends of the Earth fights to create a more healthy and just world. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are safe and sustainable, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. We exist to expose environmental criminals, and to challenge governments and corporations when they fail to live up to their responsibility to safeguard our environment and future. To maintain our independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants. There’s plenty of ways to get involved, here’s just a few.