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Contributing to diversity in your own neighborhood can go a long way toward feeling good every day.
- Plant native trees and plants to enhance local biodiversity and celebrate the unique character of your community. Exotic species might need more water, attention, and effort in order to thrive. They may also threaten native species by taking over or replacing important food or shelter.
- Replace the pesticides you use on your lawn with natural products that work just as well or better.
- If you aren’t happy with your community’s green space, suggest a park or preserve to your city or town council.
- Plan a community planting day. Invite your neighbors to learn a bit about the natural diversity on your street and then plant a few new flowers, bushes, or trees that will make the birds sing!
You can also minimize your carbon footprint. >>