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No Mow May

No Mow May

You should not touch your grass in the month May. At least, that is what is happening in the UK and Belgium. Especially during this month, when the grass grows the most, it is important to let it keep growing in order to help the flowers and insects.

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Posted on 7 May 2021, at 12:44 PM

Fishing for Floating Waste

Last Sunday, the 25th of April, the time had finally come. To contribute to a more sustainable and sporty lifestyle, Mark and Didi, our USC sustainability coordinators, battled against the plastic waste in the canals of Leiden. Every Sunday, Plastic Spotters Liselotte Rambonnet and Auke-Florian Hiemstra guide a team of volunteers to help clean up the canals by getting rid of floating waste. The Plastic Spotters do not only provide the volunteers with canoes and necessary tools, they also give an interesting talk on the recent history of floating waste fishing, making it a fun daytime activity with a charitable purpose!

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Posted on 30 April 2021, at 11:35 AM

Stimulate biodiversity with MoestuinMaatjes (Vegetable Garden Buddies)

Stimulate biodiversity with MoestuinMaatjes (Vegetable Garden Buddies)

This week is all about encouraging people to aid biodiversity. An easy way to contribute to this is with the MoestuinMaatjes (Vegetable Garden Buddies) from Albert Heijn. With the MoestuinMaatjes you not only improve your own harvest, you also give something back to nature. On your balcony or in your garden, you contribute to a better biodiversity and more nature in your neighborhood. Fun, tasty and good for nature!

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Posted on 23 April 2021, at 10:59 AM

The National Bee Count

The National Bee Count

This weekend, on the 17th and 18th of April, the National Bee Count will be held. By counting and documenting bee behaviour, we can have an insight into the welfare of bees in the Netherlands, which is very important! Wild bees are responsible for a significant part of our food industry: 80% of our edible crops, and close to 90% of our wild plants, are dependent on pollination by bees or other insects. To help them pollinate, more information is needed on the number of bees and their pollination locations.

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Posted on 16 April 2021, at 03:46 PM

The Waterwell Guide

The Waterwell Guide

Ground- and drinking water have become such common things, that’s it’s nearly impossible to imagine that we are ever going to be without.

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Posted on 26 March 2021, at 10:14 AM

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