Every last person needs to do their part when it comes to conservation. Diggerland, which was built on an old landfill and hosts regular planting events around the counties, does what it can. However, more people need to get involved to create what National Geographic have termed a ‘biodiversity boom’. The only thing that can help reverse climate change. People need to make use of the everyday tools they have to create conservation, and do as much recycling as they can along the way. Diggerland can provide that bit of inspiration, starting with the bees.
HELPING THE BEES
The most important insect when it comes to human life are bees. Bees have a hand in a majority of the food that everyone consumes, whether that be a slice of bread or meat – after all, animals eat the plants that bees pollinate. Unfortunately, bees are in a difficult spot; some of the most important species, including bumbles, sweats and carpenters, are at risk of dying out. This is due to Britain’s huge wildflower cull – Country Living estimates that 90% of British wildflower estates have now been destroyed. Just as Diggerland has tried to promote planting new flowers and trees among staff, so should you try and do your bit. Plant wildflowers wherever you are able and have permission too, and you’ll create bee-friendly environments.
PRESERVING THE TREES
Planting new trees around Diggerland and the counties helps to improve the natural landscape, provide water retention and ground stability, and enhance local ecosystems. Unfortunately, the UK as a whole is experiencing a drop in tree cover levels. The Global Forest Watch estimates that 13% of the total tree cover in Britain has been lost since 2000. Maintaining healthy trees wherever possible is so important, and something that families can get involved in. Getting to know trees in your local green areas, and looking out for signs of damage, can help to preserve their health. Furthermore, planting new trees, and advocating for the preservation of existing ones, will continue to benefit conservation efforts.
REDUCING YOUR IMPACT
One way that Diggerland has sought to improve its carbon footprint is through the use of biomass boilers. These use green trimmings and garden waste from across the estate to provide electricity. The emissions are captured to prevent them being pushed into the atmosphere as greenhouse gas. While biomass is not a perfect green energy, it’s much better than using gas and oil, which are entirely non-renewable. Consider moving to biomass or wood at home, or, even better, renewable energies. This will aid conservation by providing a natural cycle to green areas. It will also prevent the atmosphere from becoming polluted with harmful hydrocarbon-based contaminants.
Diggerland is a wonderfully fun and educational experience for kids – but it can provide environmental inspiration for both children and their parents to boot. Taking lessons learned on the Diggerland estate and bringing them into your own life will help to give the ecosystems of Britain a healthy boost.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY FOR DIGGERLAND UK
Have you visited Diggerland yet?
If so, we would highly recommend booking tickets on our website to guarantee your entry. Additionally, any tickets pre-booked in advance will benefit from a reduced ticket price.
Our upcoming months are starting to fill up quickly, so make sure you guarantee your entry before we sell out!
If you don’t already follow us on social media, be sure to as you’ll receive our latest news first:
*All information correct as of 05/04/2022