Start regenerating nature

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The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) website now has free ‘shovel ready’ guides for nature regeneration.

The guides are perfect for businesses, farmers, growers, and rural landowners ready to do their bit. 

The climate crisis and continuing biodiversity loss make this work a national and global priority and SBN is making it as easy as possible for everyone to take action.

For businesses the online ‘pathway’ provides step-by-step advice on how to reduce an organisation’s impact on nature, invest wisely in nature-based projects, volunteer staff time and skills and create small nature refuges on business premises. There’s also material on how to get involved in restoring urban waterways and weed and predator control.

The DIY resources for farmers and growers cover a range of actions, including caring for bush blocks, replanting waterways and wetlands, creating wildlife corridors, and weed and predator control. 

Piet Tuinder, who leads this work for SBN, says there’s a fair amount of great guidance and support out there but they realised it’s hard to find the right resources for what you need to look after nature.

“We’ve used the experience and expertise in our network to curate all the key information into one place. We’ve linked that to the best of what’s already available. This makes it easy to get started in the right way, with everything you need at your fingertips.”

SBN has also built resources tailored to businesses. 

“These days all businesses should be thinking about their impact on nature,” says Tuinder. “That includes their purchasing, what materials and processes are used, and what happens to their products after use. Businesses should also actively support nature regeneration wherever they operate. This can be done with team planting days, stream and beach clean-ups, or helping to create pest-free refuges to support native plants and animals. Our Business Pathway makes it easy to get started.”

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