We are greening Park 360! Thanks to a partnership with PlayStation, a 1 hectare park has been created on the site. It is called Playstation Park Horizon and is decorated with over 60 pre-grown trees and an equal number of shrubs. You will find maples, beeches, cranes, birches, plane trees, sink trees and many other species. Together they help create a microclimate, retain moisture, prevent soil and wind erosion, and provide shade and shelter for birds and insects. Those sleeping in a chill village, teepee or thatched tent this year will literally have trees at their fingertips.
Insects are welcome here! You can see small wooden houses with lots of hiding cavities and quirky nooks and crannies. These are our insect hotels. Don’t worry, we’re not crazy. Insects aren’t just pesky mosquitoes or flies. They’re also solitary bees, bumblebees, seven-lined sunfish, beneficial beetles and other critters that nature and we can’t do without.
In recent years, members of the insect kingdom have slowly but surely become homeless. The habitats where they could live and breed are rapidly disappearing from the landscape. Here and there we spray them with a pesticide, elsewhere we turn the varied landscape into meadows of monocultures. This is why insects are declining at a frightening rate, with scientists saying that ¾ of insects have disappeared in the last 30 years. We welcome beneficial insects and provide them with free accommodation. We know we will get a rich return.
You can help too! We will be backing up PET bottles and cans at RfP again this year. If you choose to dispose of your beverage containers in the appropriate sorted waste (= do not pick up your deposit at the appropriate collection stand), we will use the funds to further planting and biodiversity support on the grounds.