Leafy trees and plants help improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen. Get involved in community gardening in your neighbourhood and give nature a helping hand in improving our air quality. Find out more about the growing network of community gardens in YOUR neighbourhood from your local Transition Town group website or Project Dirt from www.projectdirt.com/cluster/london/ or from community gardeners at www.ofbutterfliesandbees.co.uk, permaculture specialists at www.permablitzlondon.com/
And if you have a front garden that’s been paved over to create off-street parking, why not remove those paving stones and plant nectar rich, oxygen emitting flowers, shrubs or trees. Better for Nature’s pollinators, better for combating localised flooding, and better for air quality too.
Join – or start? – a conservation gardening ‘rewilding’ project in your local park. See www.tcv.org.uk/london/green-gym-london/camden-green-gym for details of local events.
And while scientific opinion remains divided on use of glyphosate-based products, we strongly believe their use should be dropped in favour of more sustainable management (and if necessary garden and path redesign) to prevent adding to the toxic cocktail of air pollutants.