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London's the first ever National Park City – here's what that means

Words by Abi Scaife

One charity is hoping to make London greener, healthier and wilder.

Tell me more!

The National City Park Foundation operates with one goal in mind - to apply the principles of National Parks to our cities, in the hopes of making life better for us, for the planet, and for life upon it.

Specifically, London National Park City is hoping to make life better for all in London. In July 2019, the Mayor of London signed a charter making London the first-ever National Park City.

What does that mean?

There are four main aims that come from London being a National Park City - to connect more people to nature and the outdoors, create more high-quality green and blue space, promote the rich cultural life enabled by the outdoors - and inspire more cities to become National Park Cites!

It’s amazing that there is a charity out there that is completely dedicated to taking care of the nature that exists in urban areas. If you want to get involved with the National City Park Foundation, whether you are based in London or somewhere else, you can find out how on their website.

This article aligns with the UN SDGs Climate Action, Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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