Words by Abi Scaife
A landfill in Liverpool is being transformed into an eco-haven.
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Soil from a landfill has been repurposed and is helping to grow trees, shrubs and more plants that are helping to benefit the environment.
The Southern Grasslands formed part of the Liverpool International Garden Festival Site in 1984, and was the largest transformed green space to open in the city this century.
The area is now more than nine metres, providing views of the city centre and across the River Mersey to North Wales, and is home to more than 5,700 new trees and shrubs. There are also 2km of walking paths in the area, allowing everyone to enjoy this new bio-haven.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Trees For Cities. They are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet. Support them here.
Rewilding Britain. They aim to tackle the climate emergency and extinction crisis, reconnect people with the natural world and help communities thrive. Find out more here.
Devon’s Wildlife Trust. DWT is the only local charity dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places across Devon - on land and at sea. Learn more here.