Nature-Based Solutions

Wildlife corridors, green/brown roofs and walls, urban landscaping, expansive tree planting, urban agriculture and farming, water stewardship, grey water systems, sustainable drainage systems, reimagined urban ecosystems and more…

Your latest nature-based stories

Highways England Low Nutrient Grassland Policy

Improving biodiversity on the verges of motorways and large A roads while reducing carbon emissions

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Community Of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)

Conserving and restoring the seas around Arran and the Clyde.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Nature

Tiny Forests

Mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, one Tiny Forest at a time.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Street Trees and their Benefits

Exploring the benefits of planting street trees on carbon and air pollution.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Naturehood

Reversing wildlife decline by empowering communities to take positive action.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

Greenisland Allotment Gardens

Promoting wellbeing and food security through more sustainable, local cultivation.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Think big locally

Why Nature?

Healthy ecosystems underlie all aspects of our wellbeing, either directly or indirectly. We cannot live in towns and cities independently of nature: our dependency on nature enables us to live in towns and cities. We need to think differently about the role of biodiversity within our lives, and go beyond traditional ideas of conserving nature in remote locations. Ingenious new approaches are required locally to alleviate the pressures of urban living by integrating nature into the heart of our built environment. The benefits to our personal health and local communities are too big to ignore.

All nature-based initiatives

Highways England Low Nutrient Grassland Policy

Improving biodiversity on the verges of motorways and large A roads while reducing carbon emissions

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Community Of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)

Conserving and restoring the seas around Arran and the Clyde.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Nature

Tiny Forests

Mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, one Tiny Forest at a time.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Street Trees and their Benefits

Exploring the benefits of planting street trees on carbon and air pollution.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Naturehood

Reversing wildlife decline by empowering communities to take positive action.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

Greenisland Allotment Gardens

Promoting wellbeing and food security through more sustainable, local cultivation.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Greening Stevenson Square

Planting trees and making green roofs to revive, cool and protect urban areas.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Buildings

The Living Coast Rain Gardens

Greening urban infrastructure to adapt better to flood risks and improve water quality.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Seagrass Ocean Rescue

Restoring seagrass meadows off the Welsh coast to combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature

Energy Garden

Equipping local people to build greener spaces around public transport.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Energy
  • Land Use

Pollinator Parks

Rewilding business and retail parks throughout the North of England.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Revitalising Bath's landscape for people, communities and heritage

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use
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