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How Green Roofs Support Bees and Biodiversity

Did you know that bees play a crucial role in the survival of life on Earth? Without these tiny pollinators, our world would be a very different place as they are responsible for pollinating around 80% of all flowering plants, including crops that provide us with fruits and vegetables.

However, bees are facing threats to their survival, putting our ecosystems at risk. Factors such as habitat loss, pesticide exposure, climate change, and disease have contributed to declining bee populations worldwide. The plight of bees is not only a concern for environmentalists but for all of us who rely on a healthy and diverse ecosystem for our well-being.

So, what can we do to help? One effective solution lies right above our heads: green roofs. Green roofs are rooftop gardens or vegetative systems that are installed on public and private buildings, providing a multitude of benefits for both the environment and urban communities.

One of the most significant advantages of green roofs is their ability to support biodiversity, including bees and other pollinators. By creating green spaces in urban environments, we can provide much-needed habitats for bees to forage, nest, and thrive. Green roofs offer an oasis of vegetation in concrete jungles, helping to counteract the loss of natural habitats and mitigate the impacts of urbanization on biodiversity.

But the benefits of green roofs don’t stop there. Do you want to know more about it? Check our NaturBuild training and you’ll be amazed!