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

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

Equipment for local people to build greener spaces around public transport.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Energy
  • Transport

Pollinator Parks

Rewilding business and retail parks throughout the North of England.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • 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

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

Equipment for local people to build greener spaces around public transport.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Energy
  • Transport

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

The Natural Curriculum Hub, Liverpool John Moores University

To promote the use of Forest School & outdoor learning approaches by trainee teachers & educators.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Consumerism
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

Planting Healthy Air In Schools

Redesign playground areas using green infrastructure and planting techniques to improve air quality.

  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Edible Playgrounds

To offer an engaging, multi-sensory way to teach children about growing and eating healthy food.

  • Food supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

New Beckton Park community orchard

Provide a local resource for wildlife, education and an annual harvest of fruits and nuts!

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

Redbridge Council partnership

Plan and deliver connected community greening projects over three years with Redbridge Council.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Nature
  • Land Use
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