Birds With One Stone

2003 11 bushcare patch 01

Instead of filling up open space (e.g. Lecornu site North Adelaide) with buildings, plant native vegetation indigenous to the space & locality.

How this will impact Adelaide's carbon emissions

More native vegetation will both absorb more carbon dioxide but will have the added benefits of
* increasing community amenity
* bringing people closer to nature & thereby improve their mental health (research supports this) as well as increasing sensitivity to & awareness of our place in the natural environment & our dependence on it
* increase biodiversity & thereby reduce the chances of catastrophic environmental collapse
* make Adelaide an increasingly unique city thereby increasing tourism
* reduce water use since indigenous plant species are adapted to local conditions & have a greater survival rate without inputs of valuable resources such as water
* provide a model for other cities & towns to emulate
establish a bank of knowledge & expertise which can be sold to other localities

Voting has now closed for the Wildcard prize. Stay tuned to find out which project will be the 11th finalist.


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Peter Pfennig

02 Jul 2016

Gets my vote. Plant simple including bush foods, herbs etc. Vegetation cools surroundings and slows sediment runoff. Council could add to conditions of demolition to make this happen now.