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Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 2008/03/17 - Little Green Space, a new organisation working to create spaces that are good for the environment, people and wildlife, is being launched in Derbyshire, England this week.
Little Green Space, a new non-profit project working to create a network of environmentally and wildlife friendly spaces, is being launched this week.
The organization, based in Matlock in Derbyshire, aims to create rich and healthy habitats that are good for people, wildlife and the environment, alongside carrying environmental awareness and education work.
“We will be working with schools, businesses and local people to transform patches of land which are currently doing little for the environment into fantastic habitats for wildlife”, said Little Green Space Director Richard Bunting.
“Loss of habitats is bad news for the planet. Over the past 50 years the UK has lost some 95 per cent of its wildflower meadows and 50 per cent of lowland woods. This environmental damage is now being accompanied by serious changes to the atmosphere. We can all take steps to protect habitats and ecosystems, and to address the unprecedented global threat of climate change.”
Little Green Space is currently working at Hackney Leys, a smallholding covering five acres of grassland just outside Matlock.
Using traditional and organic methods, much of the land at Hackney Leys will be maintained as hay meadow, allowing wildflowers to flourish. Native broadleaved trees, which provide food and shelter for many creatures and also absorb carbon dioxide, will be planted. Wild hedgerow will be managed around the fields and dry stone walls rebuilt.
For more information or to make a donation to the project's work, call Richard Bunting, visit the website or write to Little Green Space, PO Box 7590, Matlock DE4 9BT, UK