Addressing habitat loss, it would be so easy to throw the towel in and take the opinion that it is out of our control. But there are ways in which individuals can make a difference. For example, if you haven’t already thought of it why not go about turning your back garden into a wildlife haven? Encouraging nature to take a hold in even in our towns and cities we can make a truly positive difference. Even if you’re not green fingered there are ways of learning through countless internet resources such as Dorset Wildlife Trust and Ireland’s Wildlife. But thinking on a grander scale we should be pushing our governments for more extensive green planning and landscape architecture practices. Using examples of cities such as shown by the Earth Day Network, we could be pushing our limits to the sky for greener practices such as green walls, vertical gardens and roof top gardens. There are the obvious advantages to overall health and wellbeing with regard to urban pollution when considering urban greening on a grand scale, but there are so many other factors that come into play as well as psychological and social wellbeing. Keeping in touch with our need to balance green environments with the ever increasing concrete and steel jungles that have become the central hubs for modern day society we can truly keep in touch with nature.
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