It’s Wild! So good to read how Rotherham, Kent, Croydon, Doncaster, Stockton-on-Tees, North Cleveland, Surrey Heath & many other town councils in UK have planted #wildflowers all along the verges. A great way to create a #pollinator area & make an otherwise boring grass verge to look colourful, bring a smile to your face, smell nice & welcome bees & insects, #savethebees #savetheplanet .The Rotherham council stated that by planting these wild flowers, they have saved £25,000 ($31k) in mowing costs. This is so good & common sense. And allows councils to divert the money to more impactful & needed services.
More & more counties in England are adopting this.
As reports of species extinction continue to make headlines. Scientists have reported that the rate of extinction has increased & has been faster over the past decades than expected. It is due to species exploitation, #climatechange ,destruction of habitats & #pollution .All due to human actions. Human extinction is likely through war as people fight for land, #cleanwater food & resources that are scarce due to the effects of #climatebreakdown with #flooding ,extreme temperature fluctuations.
It is so important that we move away from the mindset of keeping-up appearance with the Jones; spraying chemicals on lawns to make them perfectly green in colour; & insist on a manicured #desperatehousewife style lawn which is weed-free. Restrict your green lawns for lawn-tennis (@wimbledon ), your croquet club, crown-bowling. Adopt a no mow-July & let nature take over. Plant native plants that make sure that we maintain the #biodiversity of #ourplanet .We need to stop #deforestation to zero & this can be done now, without compromising our need for food, #eatlessmeat change our #throwaway lifestyle, be more frugal #flyless #buyless #livesustainably
#actlocalthinkglobal #yoursteptosustainability #noplanetb (credit image: British Beekeeping Association @britishbeekeepers )