Caring for Nature


Nature underpins our economy, our society and our very existence. Our rivers, oceans, forests and soils provide us with the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we use to grow crops. We also rely on nature for numerous other goods and services and depend on it for health, happiness and prosperity.  

There are lots of steps you can take to care for nature!

Increase biodiversity in your garden or your community

  • Create a wildlife corner in your garden, this can benefit butterflies and moths, it looks good and helps to control garden pests.  
  • Encourage hedgehogs, toads and a variety of insects by building a simple habitat pile of logs and branches. 
  • Put up a bird or bat box in your garden or on the outside of the house or garage. 
  • Make a butterfly friendly window box to use at home, work or school.
  • Bee Hotel
  • Help your local community create a wildlife area in the local school, hospital or sheltered housing complex. 


  • Use fewer chemicals in your home and garden to avoid polluting the environment and harming insects and animals.

Protect natural spaces

  • Leave no trace when out in nature, take any litter home with you and dispose of correctly. 
  • Take part in local clean ups or tree planting initiatives. 
  • Avoid removing rocks or branches from their natural structures – many are homes for plant and animal life.

Join a local group

  • Dighty Connect
  • Ninewells Community Garden 
  • Get in touch with the Green Health Partnership to find out what's available to you in your area.

More Resources

Nature link


Resources can be found here...

Sustainable Dundee Map link

Sustainable Dundee Map

Visit the Sustainable Dundee Map to find out what happens locally