Leicester City Bus Stops Install Bee-friendly Living Roofs as an Effort to Become Carbon-neutral by 2030

The UK city of Leicester is working hard on installing a new network of bee bus stops. The network consists of 30 bus stops. They have been topped with a mix of wildflowers and sedum plants, a favorite among pollination insects whose numbers have been in decline in recent years. This is an effort to reduce the alarming rates in which the bee population is declining, and to become carbon neural by 2030.


Air pollution, drought, pesticides, and global warming all contribute to the overall decline in bee populations across the world. In order to stop that, city officials of Leicester, UK have installed green roofs on top of their bus stops. These roofs are called Living Roofs or Bee Bus Stops to attract pollinators like bees and to make the city a little greener.


Leicester deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke spoke up about this event saying that it’s great to see the first of Leicester’s new living roof bus shelters appearing across the city. “We’ve already had some fantastic feedback from people who are as excited as we are to see this bee and butterfly friendly revamp of bus shelters taking shape. But this is just one of many benefits of the citywide revamp of our bus shelters. The new, modern shelters will be great for passengers and the mix of solar power. And living roofs is another step forward for our ambition to be a carbon neutral and climate-adapted city by 2030. The new shelters will also be a perfect complement to our work to deliver a new, carbon neutral bus station at St. Margaret’s.


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A Farmer Reconstructs a Spiral Ramp to His Barn That Took Him 7 Years to Build

A lot of people tend to create things with the technology that existed a long time ago even though the modern world has developed so much. However, this man in Norway has managed to reconstruct a barn in the style of 1885 and it took him a total of seven years to take care of it. Getting it reconstructed of the grassy ramp with a lot of struggle but determination

The person who started doing this is Lars Petter Olsen Valldal, he is not only a farmer but also a lover of design who went bog to customize his barn. He used various methods to make his barn decent and not lose its 1800 appearance. All the work was done by hand. Sometimes he would use his hands to transport the rock other times he would use a custom build sled to carry the larger pieces

1. Olsen Valldal, has managed to reconstruct a barn in the style of 1885 and it took him a total of seven years to take care of it.

Oddleiv Apneseth

Olsen Valldal even designed and constructed a crane device to lift heavy pieces into place. While he was constructing all the barns. His wife took care of the agricultural side. A work team that produced and increased the farm’s productivity. He also took care of optimizing irrigation, by creating a machine to help to spread the manure.

All this hard work has paid because the barn looks very unique and lovely to live in. Hence, it gained the attention it deserved when his work was published in a 2014 book about Norway’s historic barns

2. He even designed and constructed a crane device to lift heavy pieces into place.

Oddleiv Apneseth



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