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Celebrate Pollinators, Create Urban Green Corridors
Bees are critical to our Ecosystem
In North America there are over 4,000 species of native bees. Bees are critical to our entire ecosystem. They are extremely important to humans and help plants reproduce through pollination.
One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest, according to Yale University. Canadian researcher and bee expert Scott MacIvor explains why urban habitats are so important for bee conservation.
Declining Bee Population; How Green Roofs Help
Declining bee populations pose a threat to global food supply.While there is no one single factor causing the decline, habitat loss is definitely on the list. Nevertheless, our cities of concrete and glass can take part in providing an urban refuge and help rebuild a declining population. For instance, provide much needed green space on the rooftop!
Green Roofs Provide Urban Habitat
Green roofs benefit cities in many ways. In addition to stormwater management, green roofs provide pollinator habitat and mitigate theurban heat island.
Biodiversity in the Urban Corridor
Lightweight, low maintenance green roof systems such as the StormCap™include a variety of sedum species and can be customized to increase biodiversity. The pre-grown, flexible sedum mat can easily and seamlessly integrate lightweight extensive systems with intensive systems that offer custom plants, native grasses and shrubs. Varying depths of engineered growing medium are added under the sedum mat to create topographic variation and increased biodiversity. StormCap™ with a BioBerm™, for instance, is the perfect solution for pollinators such as bees and butterflies