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No Mow May: Bringing Your Community on Board
April 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDTFree
What does it take to make change in your community? No Mow May is a classic example of the hard work that it will take to engage with your local representatives to enact positive change in your community. Dr. Israel Del Toro and Ald. Alex Shultz will chat about their experiences over the last few years of enacting No Mow May in Appleton, WI. There is a need to be able to listen closely, empathize with your neighbors and at the same time balance the need for environmental stewardship.
This free Bee City USA webinar is hosted by Xerces Society and will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel on the Bee City USA playlist. Auto-generated Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.
Alex Schultz is the Executive Director of Sculpture Valley, a non-profit advocacy group for public arts established in 2011 to restore, protect and promote public arts in the Fox Valley. Since it’s inception, the group has worked with the city and community leaders to address the neglect of the city’s sculptural and memorial assets, successfully lobbying to establish a public fund in 2015 for future restoration and preservation efforts. Alex is the Alderperson for District 9 in Appleton and has served as the co-chair of the Pollenablers-Fox Cites group since its inception. He has worked alongside his counterparts on Council, now including Alderperson Del Toro and longstanding co-chair, Vered Melzer to propel environmental and social initiatives forward and was the co-author of the first No Mow May resolution in the United States.
Israel Del Toro
Israel Del Toro Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Lawrence University in Appleton WI. His research focuses on the ecology and conservation of social insects.