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Some scientists say that we are living in a biodiversity crisis. At this moment it is the most notable among insect species. For any ecosystem to exist, insects are the crucial foundation. Data shows that 75% of the pollinating insects have gone extinct in the last 25 years. if it continues at the current speed there will be no more pollinators in one hundred years.
To deal with the problem, next to implementing global governmental changes on agriculture, a switch in the mindset towards ecosystems and the precious environment is necessary. Pollinating Equipment is a proposal for new leisure activity. An activity which encourages people to take a look at the world through the eyes of pollinators. Go on a search for urban meadows and flowering plants and do the pollinating job, which used to be done by insects. The equipment includes special footwear, activewear, UV goggles, and finger extensions so the person can fully experience admirable pollinating process. Instead of engaging in leisure activities that don't support biodiversity.
A hands-on approach and a closer look at the marvellous ecosystem cycles creates an understanding of the crucial importance of pollinators. Different and healthier relationships with the environment can be established. “Let's go pollinate” is an alternative for shopping and spending time on green lawns full of pesticides.
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