The Camden BeeLine project has now helped 36 schools convert areas into nature-friendly green spaces, creating a better environment for both the people and wildlife of the borough.
BeeLine is run by The Camden Clean Air Initiative and Camden Think & Do. The project aims to create a network of green spaces across Camden which pollinators can easily access with the hope of improving the health and wellbeing of students and other residents. The idea behind the network is to increase the ability of a pollinator to move between areas, rather than only having isolated patches of flowers or plants that they can access, helping to increase biodiversity.
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health suggests that an increase in green spaces in schools can boost academic achievement, as well as improve mood and attentiveness.
These spaces will also help offset the carbon produced by emissions from cars and other vehicles by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
At the moment the project is focused on schools, helping them rewild any unused spaces to help improve biodiversity, air quality, and wellbeing, but in the future, the project aims to expand into helping businesses become greener as well. One of the schools we have helped is Eleanor Palmer Primary School, which is growing food, herbs, and edible plants, so all can benefit from this project! Camden BeeLine is not just something that you have expert help on, but instead something that teachers and students alike can contribute towards. Students at Eleanor Palmer helped to grow fruit and vegetables, as well as nurture plants and flowers from seeds or cuttings. This school has already seen the benefit of this project, with more pollinators, insects and small mammals appearing!
Any schools in the borough of Camden are welcome to join and expand the BeeLine.
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For companies looking to get involved, there are opportunities to sponsor the project. To get in touch, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.