SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

Turning bus stops into bee stops in the Netherlands

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Utrecht, a city in Holland, has given a remodel to its 316 bus stops,  providing  them with "green roofs,"  The roofs are covered with sedum flowers and other plants, which act as a hub for bees. The beautiful greenery and flowers  added have a host of  other positive environmental effects. 

The plants will  absorb rain, capture dust or  toxins from the air, and regulate temperatures. Also,  adding plants in urban spaces has plenty of other benefits, including: reducing noise pollution, reducing stress,  absorbing carbon, making the city more beautiful and improving air quality.


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geoff @ 2021.07.04 6:30 AM

A very cool idea!!!!

I am a great believer in covering bare “architectural” spaces with flora if possible. vertical gardens/roof top gardens vacant lots. Of course I am not the one paying for or  maintaining these areas but if research could be applied to making them as maintenance free as possible, cool (in both senses of the word), the benefits, as outlined in April’s well spied article would be enormous if done properly  



Lynn Wood @ 2021.07.04 6:34 AM
Great! Send it to your local council Geoff. I've sent it to Randwick Council and they replied that they had sent it to their bus shelter company ......


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