All new: The Toolbox is now available in Portuguese!
The Toolbox team is happy to announce that The Toolbox website and assets are now available in Portuguese. This is the fourth language for The Toolbox, joining English, Spanish, and French. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to The Association of National Olympic Committees and The Cabo Verde National Olympic Committee, whose support for our resources has now opened the suite of assets up to users in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, & São Tomé and Príncipe, the 11 countries that acknowledge Portuguese as an official language.
If you would like to access more direct support in using the resources as they become available or know someone who could benefit from our resource in Portuguese, email our Toolbox address. We will ensure we assist you and get you up to speed.
Want to get Certified? The Toolbox can help!
It’s Q2. You and your team have decided, as part of your sustainability program, that your organization should be aiming to meet international standards. You want to be competitive and reassure your stakeholders that your organization operates in the least impactful way possible to the climate and ecology. You want to be certified to the ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard.
You and your team high-five and fist-bump to celebrate your fantastic commitment! 👊
Your celebrations are genuine, however, there’s a little voice in your head that says, “Umm, how do we actually do that?” If this sounds like you fear not, you are not alone!We have heard from our Toolbox community that they want more information on how The Toolbox can help them meet standards and certifications such as ISO 20121, ISO 14001, and B Corp certification. To help you, we’ve written a news story on our website to give you a short guide on how to use The Toolbox to integrate these standards into your operations.
World Bee Day
In honor of the birthday of Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, May 20 celebrates bees and other pollinators and the vital role they play in sustaining our planet’s biodiversity, food production, and ecosystems.
Bees are responsible for pollinating 75% of global food crops. Not only do they support human food systems, but they also support the reproduction and growth of plants and flowers, making them essential to maintaining food and habitats for healthy ecosystems all over the world.
They also make some mighty good honey!
Bee populations, however, have been declining in recent years due to habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use, and disease. As the sound of bumbling gets quieter across the world, a significant threat is posed to global food security and biodiversity.
World Bee Day serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators and promote actions to protect them. You and your hive can support the vital role that bees play in our ecosystems by taking action to protect them.
Use this time to create initiatives such as planting pollinator-friendly indigenous plants or promoting internal policies such as ‘Grow don’t Mow’ that support bee conservation and rewilding at your facilities. Your organisation can also connect with local beekeepers to find out how to support them. Or, bee a queen, and take your own action at home!
By working together, we can ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the benefits of these crucial pollinators.