In the work place
Our offices, car parks, retail areas and industrial parks are ideal places for environmental growth.
We all know about recycling and energy efficiency measures but environmental growth means so much more! What about encouraging nature to thrive in our outside spaces? Previously barren places can be transformed into beautiful oases, alive with colour and buzzing with life, making for happier, healthier places to work.
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Here are some ways you can help;
Seek wildlife friendly grounds maintenance
This means allowing native plants to thrive, stopping the use of pesticides, and reducing mowing and strimming.
Plant a tree
Plant a tree and install microhabitats such as bird and bat boxes, bird feeders, log piles and insect hotels. Make sure walls and fences have small access holes to allow hedgehogs to pass through.
Create a pond
Even a small one will encourage wildlife and create a pocket of tranquillity at work.
Create a green wall
Have you heard of green walls? By attaching wires, trellis or a frame to an outside wall, you can encourage greenery, flowers and even vegetables to grow almost anywhere.
Put a plant on your desk
Indoor plants reduce CO2 and certain pollutants, increase humidity and filter the air.
Make your work place energy efficient
Turn down the heating, switch off the lights and use sustainable transport.
Use Eco-friendly products
Encourage your employers to choose eco-friendly products and suppliers.
Organise lunch time walks
If you’re interested in the environment, inspire your colleagues by organising lunch time talks and walks.
Dim or turn off security lighting
Ask your employers to dim or switch off security lighting. Artificial light can create no-go areas for wildlife, affecting bats, frogs, hedgehogs, birds and insects.
Why not take a look at how others are growing nature.