Green Deal Companies and biodiversity
Roularta Media Group has signed the Green Deal to contribute to nature.
Roularta has already taken many steps, but at the same time maintains its ambition to make a serious contribution in the area of nature and biodiversity for the benefit of nature itself, its employees, the city of Roeselare and local residents.
Why this Green Deal and why focus on biodiversity?
Because biodiversity yields many advantages:
Biodiversity ensures a good environmental quality in and around the business parks.
Biodiversity is under severe pressure in Flanders.
Our actions have a positive effect on the climate, help purify water, bring cooling and purify the air.
Biodiversity makes employees feel better about themselves, boosts concentration and stimulates creativity.
Working on biodiversity benefits the company's image: it demonstrates a commitment to socially responsible entrepreneurship.
Many things have already been realized, such as: planting borders, sowing flower meadows, placing hives, installing nesting boxes, installing electric charging stations, installing steam systems against moss and weeds in the car parks instead of using ecological products.
All these exercises fit into the sustainability programme we are conducting within our printing business in terms of sustainable inks, recycled paper and energy-efficient printing presses.
The next step in this area is the planting of an Urban Forestry. A forest of more than 1 ha in the centre of Roeselare, partly planted according to the Miyawaki method of Japanese Professor Doctor and botanist Akira Miyawaki, the inventor of the Tiny Forest technique since 1980. Professor Miyawaki received the Blue Planet Prize , an equivalent of the Nobel Prize in ecology, in 2006. This action aims to plant a collection of 10,000 to 13,000 oaks, alders, rowan, lime, hazel, hawthorn, ligustrum, ash, maple, etc.
These initiatives will be provided with information boards and flanked by insect hotels.
The first fruits are already being picked, the kestrels had young and also the great tits found their way to their nesting boxes. Salamanders and frogs were spotted and heard in the pond and the wadi. The sand bees dig their nests in the flower mounds along Meiboomlaan. Jays nest in the shrubby verges. Starlings and grass sparrows visit the grass and flower meadows.