Here's how to help monarch butterflies

Written by Doug Oster on .

Monarch on TithoniaA monarch butterfly lands on tone of my favorite plants, tithonia or Mexican sunflower.

My friend June Bernard is a bird lover and is working on project to help struggling monarch butterflies.

Bring Back the Monarchs is part of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's participation with myActions, “The Social Network for the Planet” campaign to create One Million Actions for Planet Earth. 

As Team Captain, she has chosen the conservation organization Monarch Watch to be the recipient of funds raised by her team throughout this campaign. The campaign runs for 21 days and begins on January 27, 2014. makes it easy to share your green actions with their lists of over 30 possible actions in four categories (Save Gas, Save Power, Reduce, Help Others).  If you do not see your action, you can create a new one to share with others like you who care about wildlife and the planet.  You may find that these are actions that you are already doing.  You just have to share them.

When you join her team and record your daily conservation actions, those actions will earn points that translate into dollars for Monarch Watch.  Money is earned for each action a team member creates.  Each time you log an action, you may include photos and comments.  Actions that include a photo and or comment will earn extra points.  If you own a smart phone, download the free myActions app and use it to document your actions and then post them immediately to the myActions site.  If you’re on Facebook, please share your participation and garner more interest through your Friends.

Below is a YouTube video which is helpful in explaining the concept of how the website works.
You can join her team by following these easy steps:

1. Go to Pittsburgh Zoo Go Green Campaign:

2. Choose your cause (Monarch Butterflies)

3. Create your account (select “Pittsburgh” as your community and Monarch Butterflies as your cause.)   

4. Create your first action!


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