Plant a tree
Planting trees is one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to positively affect the environment. Trees provide shelter and food wildlife including birds, squirrels, and bugs, as well as creating oxygen that improves air quality.
Trees don’t just absorb CO2, they also absorb pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and ozone. It’s estimated that one tree can absorb nearly 10 pounds of polluted air each year and release 260 pounds of oxygen.
Being around trees also helps us relax and connect with nature which then lowers our heart rate and helps reduce stress.
Friends of the Earth estimate in the UK that we need to double the amount of tree cover to help the environment. Planting a native tree can help.
Can you plant a tree in your garden or in your community, or maybe at a local allotment or school?