Bus Shelters Go Green In Belfast

A cross party group of Belfast councillors are hoping to turn Glider stops green across the city.

Green Party east Belfast councillor Brian Smyth brought together a delegation last week to discuss the matter, which would involve covering bus shelters with plants, with Translink officials.

The councillors hope the move would promote biodiversity, support bee populations and make a small contribution to improving air quality.
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Cllr Brian Smyth said: "This initiative has the potential to transform bus shelters into living and breathing plant based environments.

"It's a small contribution towards addressing climate breakdown and making our city a healthier, happier place to live.

"I really pleased to be able to work with other parties to further the green bus shelter initiative. Climate breakdown needs a massive response and we need a consensus approach at Belfast City Council to meet the challenge.

"The green bus shelter initiative is in place in Utrecht in the Netherlands – we must continue to bring across similar projects, big and small to make a difference for the people of this city."


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