Cities can take effective measures to increase biodiversity. For instance, the city of Leuven, Belgium, signed the Bye Bye Grass charter. This charter motivates businesses to turn monoculture grass lawns into flower-rich meadows which are better for climate and for biodiversity. This means less mowing, sawing specific seeds, and allow weeds to partially take over. Also citizens can help make cities a little bit wilder by turning ever green gardens into flower fields.
The Bye bye Grass charter is available in Dutch but a press kit is available in English as well. Download it here to get inspired.
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