Albeit illegal, guerrilla gardening certainly has its merits. If the right research is done, not only can it increase local biodiversity – but it can also improve the conservation of native wildlife. However, if we want to use this as a tool to actually promote conservation efforts, we need to understand our local ecosystems.
According to a recent report by the United Nations (UN), the world is currently in a food waste epidemic. This is difficult to imagine when 690 million people went undernourished in 2019. For that same year, 931 million tons of food was discarded by households, retail and restaurants across the globe. In other words, 17% of all food bought was discarded.
Citizen science refers to research projects that enlist large groups of non-experts to collect data on a wide range of subjects.