The BIG Biodiversity Challenge to ‘do one thing’ invites you to add one new biodiversity enhancement to your construction site, development or existing building. The 2018 Challenge is about to launch.
A biodiversity enhancement is an action that improves biodiversity and ecological habitat in the local environment. Enhancements should increase opportunities for local biodiversity and go beyond normal business practice or predetermined planning and construction conditions.
The biodiversity enhancement can be simple, such as adding hanging baskets planted with native wildflowers, creating bug hotels, rain gardens, planted cycle locks or skip gardens.
The free to attend launch event is being held on 28 February at the City Hall, London. It will showcase the winners and projects that delivered the best examples of biodiversity enhancements in construction and the wider built environment over the previous year.
Delegates at this event will:
- gain an understanding of how the construction industry can support interventions that promote biodiversity
- hear case studies that demonstrate how one thing can lead to larger and more widespread interest and understanding of issues relating to biodiversity in the construction industry
- have an opportunity to understand the process of taking the BIG Biodiversity Challenge as well as how to enter this year’s awards
- learn what is needed to sign up to the Challenge and hear what it takes to be a winner in the BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards
- gain CPD towards your professional development.