New living green bus shelters capable of extracting harmful carbon emissions are being installed across Milton Keynes as part of a pilot project backed by Milton Keynes Council.
Living green rooftops packed with sedum plants, which provide the perfect habitat for bees, bugs and butterflies, are being installed at 30 busy bus shelters across the borough to help support biodiversity and reduce vehicle pollution.
The pilot project has received £50k in MK Council funding, as the area looks to achieve its ambitions of being carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050.
If the pilot is a success, then green roofs will be considered in any future bus shelter upgrades in Milton Keynes.
Commenting, Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate and Sustainability, Councillor Jenny Wilson-Marklew said: “As well as providing a habitat for many small pollinating creatures and improving biodiversity, the green roofs will be a great signal for MK’s green and sustainable ambitions.
“It’s just a small part of our bigger plans, but will help remind people that MK is a clean and green place and we welcome all kinds of green behaviours and ideas.”
Living bus shelter rooftops are not MK’s first green initiative for its bus stops, as several already feature solar powered lights and there are two solar powered information screens being piloted.