We need all sectors of our communities to recognise biodiversity loss as both a serious and pressing issue.
Businesses can assist residents and government by ensuring that the potential biodiversity of their lands are realised.
To recognise this potential, it is as simple as returning local native plants – in numbers and diversity – to establish the base of an ecology.
Diversity of local native plants should be measured by both a diversity of local native plant species and a variety of plant forms [trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, herbs]. In many cases this will be simply planting tube stock. In others, replacing exotic plants and lawn. Local native plants have evolved in unison with local native insects – both plants and ‘bugs’ are good measures for a re-establishing ecology.
We want your business to become a Business for Biodiversity!
You can join Backyards for Biodiversity SEQ Inc as a ‘Business for Biodiversity’ for a one-off charge of $200.
To be a Business for Biodiversity you should be working towards, the following:
Try to do ALL of the following:
As a ‘Business for Biodiversity’ you will receive the following:·
You will also be able to use our logo on your advertising materials to suggest that your are concerned corporate citizen.
For an additional $250* we will develop a biodiversity makeover report for your property offering plans for your property. The report will suggest local native plant species and approximate numbers [and costs], exotic and/or weed species to be removed, lawn that can most easily be replaced plus suggestions for other features such as nest boxes, ponds, etc.
We can also suggest professional landscapers who can create your ‘Business for Biodiversity SEQ’. We will ‘celebrate’ your ‘biodiversity makeover’ via our blog and Social Media pages after your first 12 months of membership
*Depending on the size of the property this price could be increased.
Signs – A$20·
Stickers – A$4·
A3 Poster - $8
PLEASE NOTE - That our sign is a public statent of intent to improve the biodiversity on the land you own or manage!