Creating Biodiversity in Urban Areas

As climate change continues to worsen, providing a space for nature to thrive is of the utmost importance. Blending nature and human life in urban areas is especially essential, and especially tricky. After all, wildlife is hard to find in concrete jungles. Busy roads, trash, and air pollution can keep plants from thriving in our cities. This, in turn, discourages fauna from living among us. However, there is hope for our wildlife. There are many solutions that can help foster biodiversity in cities. 

One method of doing so is through rooftop gardens. Rooftop gardens lower carbon dioxide rates, which helps combat global warming. They also help keep sewage from spilling into streets and alleyways. According to Sustainable Technologies, sewage runoff is a big problem for large cities. Therefore, rooftop gardens would benefit the city by reducing climate change and keeping cities clean. 

Another method of introducing nature to urban areas is by creating community gardens. These gardens help improve biodiversity. This is especially helpful when trying to reintroduce native species back into cities. Much like rooftop gardens, community gardens also reduce flooding. This is because the plants observe rainwater that would otherwise flood into sidewalks and roads, potentially creating an unsafe situation. 

In summary, there are many ways to improve biodiversity in cities. Rooftop and community gardens make cities safer and cleaner, and helps foster more nature. Now that climate change is a very large issue, we must help in any way possible to make our cities green. If we want to create a livable future for generations to come, we must act now to help nature thrive in harmony with human life. Talking to lawmakers about the above solutions will help keep our planet green.

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