In line with statistics, 358 bee species stay within the Netherlands. Sadly, greater than half of them are already endangered and placed on the Dutch Pink Checklist (RL). The Netherlands’ officers acknowledged the rising downside and located an ingenious resolution – to rework the town of Utrecht’s bus stops into bee-friendly havens to assist pollinating populations.

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The town of Utrecht now has 316 bus stops with rooftops coated in greenery

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Just lately, the Utrecht council noticed a chance to increase the features of an everyday bus cease by giving them a brand new healthful function: To sort out the rising endangerment of bees. Utrecht is the fourth-largest metropolis within the Netherlands, situated within the central a part of the nation.

The brand new lush rooftops will encourage pollination by honeybees and bumblebees

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Not solely do newly revamped bus stops look cozier, however the planted succulents additionally assist the town’s dwindling biodiversity comparable to honeybees and bumblebees. The inexperienced rooftops additionally assist to seize tremendous mud and retailer rainwater.

“A inexperienced roof is nice for a wholesome and livable metropolis”

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“A inexperienced roof is nice for a wholesome and livable metropolis … that may, subsequently, cope higher with local weather issues. It helps to forestall flooding and ensures that we undergo much less from warmth,” reads the official web site of the town of Utrecht. The officers are planning to put in photo voltaic panels atop the bus stops within the subsequent few years as effectively.

Nonetheless, it’s not the one environmentally-conscious initiative of the town of Utrecht

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Again in February, Utrecht introduced that they are going to be changing their present buses with electrical ones. The officers are hoping to make use of a wholly carbon-neutral transit fleet earlier than 2028.

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