Across the UK, more people have taken time this year to explore green spaces. And as more of us have ventured out, interest in nature, wildlife and the benefits of time outdoors has also grown. Green spaces have given us a chance to connect with nature, breathe in fresh air, and look after our wellbeing – away from all the worries of life in a pandemic.
But, these spaces are often taken for granted and the very things that make them so special, damaged. Wildlife has been threatened, livestock put at risk, and the resilience of green spaces put to the ultimate test.
It’s amazing what green spaces can do for us – but we need to make sure they can continue to thrive.
Will you join us and help look after green spaces everywhere?
Take part in our #LoveItLookAfterIt campaign by:
- Sticking to footpaths to protect the important habitats around them
- Being respectful of the wildlife and livestock that share our places – they need space too!
- Enjoying a picnic (but remember that fires and BBQs are not permitted in case they spread)
- Using bins (including for dog waste) or taking rubbish home with you to reduce litter at green spaces
- Looking out for signs at each place to make the most of your visit
- Parking vehicles considerately (not blocking other cars, emergency vehicles or residents)
- Becoming a champion for your local green space by sharing your knowledge with others
- Talking to your local MP and Councillors about how they can support existing green spaces and create new ones.