News — Big Green Week at Fremlin Walk
At Fremlin Walk we’re committed to being green. We are continuously improving our services and practices to be as sustainable as we can. Check out some of our recent green initiatives below.
We have a green roof, which also includes bee hives! Bees are fundamental to our ecosystem and we are thrilled to be able to help save the bees.
The bee hives & bees were brought in by two local Beekeepers – William & Stephanie. The green roof was installed in June 2021 William and Stephanie manage and maintain the bee hives regularly.
.Alongside the bee hives we have installed a living green Sedum roof using a selection of low-growing succulent plants which provide a host of benefits to the environment, as well as providing a food source to the bees. Sedum roofs create a great habitat for minibeasts such as beetles and spiders, they provide food for butterflies and seed-eating birds and the spent flower stalks supply nesting material for feathered friends. The low-growing succulent plants help with rainwater management as a green roof can absorb up to 80% of rainfall and then release it slowly, reducing pressure on our drainage systems. It is also drought tolerant and low maintenance and does not require watering or mowing.
The centre also recycles its coffee grounds. These are then used by our gardener for our planters and green areas. Coffee grounds are a great fertiliser and by repurposing them at the centre we are reducing our waste.
We continue to improve our sustainability initiatives and are open to suggestions from the community.