UNCC 2 - Natural Climate Solutions

Botanical Gardens

I agree with creating a bee hotel for helping pollinators out and having a place for them to reproduce and produce in a safe environment.

Campus eating utensils

Basically switching over from plastic utensils to wheat straw utensils. Wheatstraw is biodegradable, renewable, and environmentally friendly, compared to plastic. In doing research for this topic, there are many other alternatives to plastic utensils such as bamboo, but I’ve used bamboo utensils before and while they are pro enviroment, they are easily stained and filmsy […]

Research Projects

We could conduct some research on different aspects of pollinating. The insights could be helpful in taking effective actions.

Community composts

Make it easier to throw away organic waste at dining halls, food service areas, and campus events by making community composts. Composting is a safe way to dispose of organic waste, and they are easy to manage.

biodiversity

Organize guided nature walks or scavenger hunts in local parks or natural areas to help kids explore and appreciate the biological diversity in their community. Create educational materials or activity sheets highlighting the importance of native plants and ecosystems, and encourage kids to observe and document their findings.

Plant Flowers

Creating a community event that is taking the initiative to plant flowers in pots that can be spread out around campus in the “highly brick” areas around campus, where actually planting things into the ground isn’t possible. Flowers that bring in more pollinators around campus and increase the population of these species around campus can […]

Botanical Gardens

I think we can add bat houses, bee hotels, and pollinators to the botanical gardens. These would benefit the gardens and support population.

Mycorrhizal Gardens

Establishing mycorrhizal gardens innovative pollinator habitats and carbon sequestration sites in urban and suburban areas. Target action would be to encourage communities to create mycorrhizal gardens (or have a government agency or biotech company) that serve as both pollinator-friendly habitats and natural carbon sinks by incorporating mushrooms and mycorrhizal fungi into urban green spaces.