Free Ice Cream to Help Save Honey Bees

Bee populations are known to be on a steep decline. And it’s worrisome because the many benefits given to us by the cutesy bugs (please click at your own risk, lest you faint of cuteness) are no secret to our generation, to environmental activists and non-activists alike. Some people already act of their own volition, like communities turning empty lots into bee homes and repairing beekeeping equipment. The UK has even banned pesticides that are harmful to bees.

Another stint in the bee-saving movement comes from ice cream company Häagen-Dazs, as they give away free ice cream cones to promote the advocacy.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Häagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees campaign . . . Since starting 10 years ago, Häagen-Dazs has donated over $1 million to bee research and planted over 11,000 plants. If you want to help the bees too, the ice cream company asks that you donate to the Xerces Society—they have a goal of planting 1 million acres of habitat for bees.

A third of Häagen-Dazs products apparently depend on the honey bees, and so does a third of our entire food intake, which makes their decreasing population truly alarming.

The annual Free Cone Day serves as a recognition of whom Adam Hanson, President and General Manager of the food company, calls “pollinators that make our ice cream possible.” Of course, the event doesn’t stop at recognition of the hard-working bees. It is, more than anything, a call for help.

“With this year marking the 10th anniversary of the brand’s honey bee support, we wanted to build on that information and encourage everyone to band together for this important cause.”

Many people want to save the honey bees, not just for their general cuteness, but for their steadfast role in our food supply. And come on, let’s just be honest here. Who wouldn’t want to help in the name of free ice cream?

 

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Old Man Walks Miles Searching Kidney Donor For Wife

Putting a family member before yourself is often a no-brainer. Mary Jane Fields prioritized her cancer-stricken sister by undergoing a risky skin transplant. Preteen Jacee Dellapena delivered her own baby brother. 74-year-old Wayne Winters kicked off a compassionate autumn season by walking miles every day in search of a kidney donor for his wife.

“She’s on dialysis and she doesn’t like it, it’s horrible,” Winters [said]. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen her. She don’t look good.”

The determined senior wears a sandwich sign advertising wife Deanne’s blood type and his contact number. Even more inspiring is what the rear sign reads: “1,000 kidneys needed in Utah and Idaho.” Several offers have since come through, but the wait is far from over. Yet, Deanne remains positive.

Deanne says she has “hope and faith” that a kidney match will be found somehow. “I have a lot of living left to do,”

Winters has vowed to find a donor for as long as it takes and continue to raise awareness even afterward. That’s true love right there — and it goes beyond blood.

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