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

The Natural Curriculum Hub, Liverpool John Moores University

Promoting the use of Forest School and outdoor learning approaches.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Consumerism
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

Planting Healthy Air In Schools

Redesigning playground areas using green infrastructure to improve air quality.

  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Edible Playgrounds

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

  • Food supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

New Beckton Park community orchard

Providing 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

Planning and delivering connected community greening projects over three years.

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

The Edible Garden Project

Engaging and educating children about healthy eating; learning how to grow, cook and eat fresh veg.

  • Food supply
  • Consumerism
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Brent Bee Corridor

Boosting pollinating insects and increasing biodiversity.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Nature
  • Land Use
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