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Dutch Bus Stops Become Gifts for Honey Bees

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Bus stops in the city of Utrecht are now going to become the hotspot of bees after green rooftops have been planted. The sedum plants covering the roofs of 316 bus stops will not only help revive the population of bees which are reducing in number but will also help improve the quality of air. In addition, they will act as a good source to capture rainwater and provide a cool environment during the summer. 

The future plans in the city include installing solar panels in the bus stops. Electric buses will also be seen soon. The aim is to have a carbon-neutral transit fleet by the year 2028. In order to support residents to take part in the initiatives, subsidies are being offered to those replacing their roofs with sedum roofing and solar panels. 

The city website reads: “A green roof is good for a healthy and livable city … that can, therefore, better cope with climate problems. It helps to prevent flooding and ensures that we suffer less from heat. A good time to install a green roof is when your old roof covering is worn out or if you still have to replace a roof with asbestos.” 
 

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