Whether it’s the shrinking of glaciers, animals being forced to relocate, ice on rivers breaking up at a much more rapid pace or trees flowering sooner, the dramatic effects of climate change are being seen all across the globe.

As well as finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint, we can take the fight to climate change even further by looking at how we tend to our urban gardens. Here’s how:

Start growing your own vegetables

Our personal outdoor spaces are used by the ambitious gardeners among us to replace quite a bit of food that’s purchased. This in turn reduces your carbon footprint thanks to several factors, including the time it takes to get your food to your plate being cut considerably.

Start growing your own vegetables

Our personal outdoor spaces are used by the ambitious gardeners among us to replace quite a bit of food that’s purchased. This in turn reduces your carbon footprint thanks to several factors, including the time it takes to get your food to your plate being cut considerably.

Introduce more and more plants into your garden

Domestic gardens can act as air-conditioning systems around cities. Did you know that the shelter of trees and hedges can act as insulation in the winter to help bring down energy consumption and heating costs?

As they provide shade, vegetation can also offer aerial cooling throughout the summer months. It’s predicted that if we increased our vegetated surfaces in urban areas by as little as 10 per cent then we could help control the summer air temperatures that climate change is bringing. This would also help reduce CO2 emissions.

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