COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT WASTED SPACES THAT CAN BECOME GREEN FOR ALL
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust have a new campaign Waste of Space to collectively identify wasted space, with the aim to encourage those spaces to become new greenspaces. There are many spaces around our towns and cities that are unused, unloved, and devoid of life. In other words, they are a #WasteOfSpace. The Trust wants to work together with councils, businesses, and community groups to identify local Wastes of Space and transform them into places where children can play, wildlife can bloom, people can breathe, and everyone feels safe.
The lockdowns have shown us that connecting to nature is vital for supporting our mental health and wellbeing, but not everyone has access to a garden, or even to a local park. This particularly affects low-income and minority groups, which is an environmental injustice. Everyone should have access to nature. And every space can be used to help nature. You can get involved in greening the grey and connecting everyone to their wilder sides by submitting wasted spaces around you to help create a community map that can be targetted as opportunities for green spaces.
You can find out more HERE and with the following hashtags: #RewildThis #WasteOfSpace
…There are many spaces around our towns and cities that are unused, unloved, and devoid of life…