Liverpool has just become cleaner and greener thanks to the installation of a 'living green wall' on the exterior of St Johns Shopping Centre.
Spanning 65 metres in length, the living green wall is one of the longest in the UK and has been installed as part of a project which seeks to increase green space in urban areas, improve air quality and support health and wellbeing. The installation, filled with over 14,000 evergreen plants, encourages bees and other pollinators, whilst making the city centre greener and more environmentally sustainable. The project is being led by The Mersey Forest, via Community Forest Trust, and is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 project Urban GreenUP. TThe Urban GreenUP project has been awarded nearly £3.5m of European funding to tackle environmental issues through nature-based solutions, with St Johns being one of many projects in the city centre.
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