With 92.2% of the UK population forecast to live in cities by 2030, we need to find a way to make our urban environments as sustainable as possible. We can do this by demanding sustainable manufacturing and sourcing of the products and services we enjoy every day.
There are also some fun ways that you, your family, friends and even your dog can get involved to help to nurture the nature around you. We have listed three of our favourites.
1. Urban Beach Cleans Click me to ride the wave to the website
With 95% of waste in the ocean originating in urban environments, it has never been more important to clean up our streets. Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDC) gives you a platform to set up your own urban beach clean or join pre-arranged cleans. WDC work day and night to campaign and take action saving whales, dolphins and the oceans that they inhabit. It all starts with our urban environments inland.
2. City Trees and Helping Bees
Get involved with a little community gardening. Friends of the Earth, the organisation responsible for implementing widespread recycling across the UK, have launched a new campaign to 'make your postcode 10x greener', through communal gardening of green spaces in urban environments. Click me to go to the website and dig for more information
On top of keeping your own bees, there are a few fun and simple things you can do to help bee's get back on top. Friends of the Earth tell us how. Bee's spread greenery across the UK by carrying pollen from plant to plant. Sadly, bee numbers have declined by 24% in the past decade and they need your help. Click me to buzz to the website
3. Build Your Own Bird Box
Build a bird a cosy weatherproof home you can hang (securely) in your garden or balcony to give them a helping hand with a few simple tips and RSPB. Birds help to cross-pollinate plants by eating seeds and distributing them far and wide as they pass through undigested, meaning flora and fauna can spread to areas it would otherwise not reach. More plants mean less carbon dioxide and more oxygen. Click me to soar to the website
All topped off with an inspirational note from our commander and chief, George Bramble.
'We at Beco believe that every person and animal, little or large, can make a difference. We want to empower everyone, especially pet owners, to do just this. It's been amazing to see the shift in public demand as sustainability becomes an ever-growing influence in their purchase decision. Let's keep it up'. Click me to find out more about Beco's sustainable range