Problems this addresses: biodiversity loss, soil DEPLETION, GHG emissions
‘Rewilding’ and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems.
This is something anyone with a small outdoor space can help with too.
Do’s and Don’ts
Don’t have bare patches of soil between your plants – the soil loses its nutrients and you’ll need to continually buy in good soil.
Don’t pave over the ground or put down a plastic lawn – this cuts out habitat of insects and wildlife. Plastic lawns add to micro-plastic pollution.
Do look for ways you can increase biodiversity in your outdoor space – you could have wildflower grasses instead of a plain grass lawn – so much prettier. Lawns by their nature are a monoculture, often requiring insect destroying chemicals, so are really bad for biodiversity.
Don’t have outdoor lights on overnight – it disrupts the senses of moths and nocturnal insects, and leads to diminishing populations.