Holland is trying to help encourage bee colonies to grow uniquely. One city is covering hundreds of bus stops with sedum plants in Utrecht to support urban biodiversity.
As an added benefit, the installations capture fine dust particles while storing rainwater.
Workers drive in electric vehicles to check on the installations. Each bus stop has energy-efficient LED lighting and benches made from bamboo to encourage an eco-friendly outcome.
These efforts are helping to improve the air quality in Utrecht. If it continues to be a successful experience, it may spread to other areas of the country and throughout Europe.
Other Green Efforts Are Transforming the City
Utrecht offers a scheme that allows the city’s homeowners and property holders a similar opportunity to transform their property. People can apply for funding toward a transformation of their roofs in the same way.
The city hopes to introduce over 50 new electric buses by the end of 2019 to encourage more environmentally-friendly transportation options. Their goal is to provide an entirely clean form of public transport by 2028.
What about the electricity used to power the buses and equipment? It doesn’t come from fossil fuels. Utrecht uses energy generated by windmills installed across the Dutch landscape instead.
Honeybees are coming to the city in droves because of this act of charity. It is an effort that other communities could also use as a way to encourage higher levels of colony development.