Green spaces - things we can do Published: 10 Dec 2021 Complain, hassle, lobby! Tell your council if you would like to see your area plant more trees, protect community green spaces or become an official Bee Friendly one. Buzz into action and Bee Friendly Why not get together with some friends and neighbours and work to help make your area Bee Friendly? Take part in citizen science Would you like to help gather information on your local nature via handy apps which will help inform research and policy? Hands off the trees! Do Size of Wales's 10 step plan to reduce your impact on tropical forests. Plant or sponsor a tree Trees are amazing things! They help combat climate chaos, clean our air, provide home and shelter for a huge variety of living things, cool our towns and cities and help our well being. Become a tree warden The Tree Council’s Tree Warden scheme was launched in 1990 and they now have a network of around 8,000 Tree Wardens. Visit local woodland The Woodland Trust in Wales (Coed Cadw) own over 100 woods in Wales, most of which are open to the public and free to visit. Become a soily The soil under our feet is home to many fascinating plants and animals, whose invisible interactions ensure our well-being and that of the planet. Become a backyard nature champion By signing up and pledging to protect a patch of nature near you, you can help reverse the decline of flora and fauna in our gardens Check out the Blue Campaign The blue campaign started in 2014 in response to the State of Nature report which highlighted the huge decline in biodiversity around the UK Home composting Recycle Now estimates that composting at home for a year could save the climate emissions equivalent to using your kettle over the same period. Grow your own veg Growing your veg can cut climate emissions by 2 kilograms for every kilo of homegrown vegetable when compared to a store-bought counterpart. Be a climate friendly gardener Gardening won't be enough to save the planet on its own but it still has a valuable role to play in mitigating climate change and helping protect biodiversity. Avoid bonfires We humans seem to be a bit of a pyro species but even the humble garden bonfire isn’t exactly the best idea. Get house plants The RHS has some interesting information on the benefits of houseplants. Horticulture - social and therapeutic benefits Did you know that trained horticultural therapists work with plants and people to improve an individual’s physical and psychological health, communication and thinking skills? Watch a video It shows us why we need nature and nature needs us. Green spaces One million plant and animal species face extinction within decades. For the sake of nature, our climate and our own mental and physical health, we must protect our green spaces, and create more of them. Amdani! Click on each of the different areas to find out what actions can you take to make your life and community more climate-friendly.