Cities are living things. People, bugs, bees, plants, soil, birds, and trees. All of them have a role....connecting green space and making Adelaide a leading city integrating greener places is not a choice...it is critical to deal with a changing climate.
It will bring out the natural beauty of Adelaide. It will allow people to experience nature and how to preserve it more close to home.
I am signing this charter because I am passionate about Adelaide's Park Lands and believe we should be creating more wild areas along our rivers connecting the coast to the hills. However, I cannot see how the State Government can promote the National Park City agenda with the left hand, while the right hand is rezoning 1/10th of our National Heritage-listed River Torrens to enable high rise development across the heartland of our Park Lands. Left hand please talk to right hand!
To demonstrate the commitment of the community to nurturing the environment which makes Adelaide a wonderful place to live a whole life
In 1829 John Claudius Loudon designed a concept plan for london which had concentric rings of parklands, designed as breathing spaces. That concept plan was instead applied to Adelaide. We must understand the philosophy behind this plan and conserve what we still have left.
City surrounded by parks, linear parks throughout the suburbs -e.g. Torrens, Dry Creek, Little Para.
Its proven beyond a doubt that green spaces enhance our wellbeing, reduce heat in cities and bring us closer to nature. Instead of seeing green spaces as something to exploit we need to be looking at expanding green spaces - for the good of the planet, the people, the plants, insects, birds and animals. Put us more in touch with our environment rather than further detached. We are one planet!
Because everyone should reconnect with the environment.
From the earliest days Adelaide (Belair N.P. gazetted in 1891) embraced the idea of creating National Parks for enjoyment of the South Australian public.
We are already doing well with our parks surrounding the CBD! Trees reduce temperature - let’s plan for the future 😊 let’s make our city the pride of Australia 🇦🇺 we are already in top 5 best places to live globally - a greener landscape will further improve our city and demonstrate we are on board when addressing our scorching summers 👍 let’s be smart! Trees are the answer!! Simple
We are nothing without our natural habitat
Adelaide is the home of many environmentally conscious people. We can do this successfully.
Protecting our green spaces will help make this city even more liveable
It's a beautiful city. Let's plant more trees to help keep it clean & fresh.
Adelaide people are proud of our parklands, our gardens, and our national parks! Let's get more interactive! Community gardens, native foods, planted out verges, more trees and habitat!
Becoming a National Park city will allow Adelaide to increase tourism, biodiversity and boost the economy.
It will provide a greater habitat, protection and food source especially for our birdlife, wildlife, bees and butterflies. We need more cover trees to protect our birds from predators like sparrow hawks, eagles, from hot weather and trees that don’t lose their leaves during the harsh winter rain season too. More importantly, native trees, plants, bushes, flowers to provide sustenance and food for our birds. Including non natives like oak trees as the leaves are a great food source for almost all caterpillars to developed into butterflies so more oak trees and other plants/flowers which provides food sources for our butterflies and let’s not forget our bees which have become extremely depleted and scarce in the past decades. In addition, more water fountains and man made small lakes in our parklands to provide fresh water for our birds and wildlife during the hot summers too.
In conclusion unless you plant native and other trees, plants, bushes and flowers that provide food sustenance for our wildlife you will not be able to attract and healthily sustain the birds, bees, butterflies or any native wildlife in our parks.
Planting lots and lots of trees, plants, vegetation, bushes, gardens also cleans and purifies the city air from all the traffic pollution too. Aesthetically it provide a wonderful environment for locals to enjoy and coexist and for our visiting tourists.
Colonel Light had the idea. Parklands are "lungs of the city" - now let's enable the urban sprawl to breathe, too. And to stand green and aloft in this troubled world.
We desperately need streets lined with tall and medium height trees to keep paths in the shade so people can walk outside in summer. We need to reduce urban sprawl and create habitat corridors to protect native species, encourage more people to plant trees in their backyard, and continue to protect and enhance national parks near the CBD with excellent, well-maintained walking tracks. I have 3 young sons who love nature play. We spend more than 50% of our week enjoying the outdoors at local parks, playgrounds and national parks. Access to beautiful green spaces is vital for good physical and mental health. We need to establish healthy, creative/innovative and vibrant green spaces in our city now to safeguard people and nature against inevitable rises in temperatures. Education hubs, signage, walking trails, playgrounds, museums/centres and campsites would also be great!!
As a city, we have inherited a great legacy of preserved parkland within our built environment, rather than epic concrete spawl. Now is the time to step up to the challenge and ensure the greater greener future.
With temperatures in Adelaide expected to climb up to 50 degrees in the summer, laws to protect Adelaide's existing carbon sink (specifically the Adelaide Hills ecosystem) is necessary. Draconian laws giving mining companies license to fell our great gums (our lungs), carve up our hills (our rain maker) and use our precious water for free (our evaporative cooler) do not match this goal of becoming a National Park City.
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To improve our quality of life and support nature
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To protect green space and promote stronger connections with Kaurna and other First Nations people.
Our National Park City will be the conduit for the love of life!
Adelaide has a ring of parklands with a wide biodiversity. It is a beautiful city to live in and this proposal will support the natural environment.
Bring people closer, and i believe it can help with the impact of pollution and climate change. i think it can also be a good chance to bring more homes to animals.
Let's show the world that Adelaide is a City that highly values its interaction with Nature and strives to continually improve it.
Trees, plants, parks, gardens and nature spaces make all the difference to not only our quality of life as humans but are also essential for animals, birds, insects and other critters to thrive and be happy :)
Research shows that nature improves people's mental health and acts as a buffer to climate change.
This sounds like a really positive idea with lots of benefits.
Weve lost so much over the last 200 years and many of us need to listen and re tune to nature for humanities sake before its too late, and for society as a whole be able to function better into the nxt generations
Stop over development of Adelaide by Greedy business people.
Adelaide is a unique 'parklands city' by design, with plentiful green spaces enclosing the CBD and River Torrens and extending through the suburbs and hills. Its revegetation and re-wilding projects go from strength to strength and can only be bolstered by the city's candidature as the next National Park City. Bring the platypus back to the Torrens!
We live in a wonderful city, let’s make it perfect and bring nature closer to our doorstep and lead the country in becoming the most lovable city.
To enhance our beautiful life we have in Adelaide
Green places make people happier
Greenery improves everything, from the environment to mental health. It’s a no-brainer
When I was a little girl I lived in the country. when we flew into Adelaide I would look down at all the trees throughout the city and think it looked like an enormous park. If our city still has so many trees we are halfway there.
Adelaide has an amazing advantage to many other cities in the world.
Not only does Adelaide have a spectacularly vast and rich flora that creates ideal microhabitats for our local wildlife species, but it also has a human community whose lives are closely intertwined and connected to nature, providing deep understanding and respect for the biodiversity that surrounds them.
Let's take Adelaide a step forward!
We need to make Adelaide climate resilient, green and attract tourists through our nature based tourism not just for ourselves but foe our future generations. How awesome would it be to be the second in the world to achieve National Park City title
To recognise the unique beauty of our native ecosystem and create a love for saving our environment.
It will help Adelaide to face the Climate Change.
Because I’m committed to the environmental cause and believe this is a good idea.
The natural world sustains us and it's up to us to sustain it. If Adelaide becomes an official National Park City, I believe it will remind people how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place and give us a new appreciation of our home.
We are fortunate to have the basics still in existence to build on.
A majority of the population would support this and play their part if only in a small way.
Adelaide is a incredibly beautiful city with so much opportunity for its community to connect with nature at every moment. It reflects fabulous open spaces, coastal environments, local parks and nature, areas of conservation, and so much more with opportunity for sustainable development that links people with the environment.
green is the future we all need to “cool” down the planet. we all have a responsibility and need to do more make our environment as planet friendly as possible
It already has so many great green spaces so we are Half we there.
Mitigate climate change effects, beautify and make it a more liveable city.
There aren’t enough trees, and there is too much pollution.
Why not? We live in a city where we have this wonderful opportunity to make a difference and show the world that Adelaide (Australia) is listening. So let's do this for our planet; let's be the change we know we can be!
Truly deserving as it’s a city in a park- planned layout in 1836 has helped future proof our city and community
Enough is enough. If we don't learn to live with nature, there is no future.
Sustainable cities are the future
We need to have more green areas which have locally indigenous plants in the city. Places where tourists could go and see the local plants that live here.
Let's not only protect but increase our green spaces throughout the Adelaide City council to create an oasis within our city
We do a lot of sustainability here at Salisbury East High School, including a sustainability garden and I'd like to see the whole of Adelaide/S.A be as green and sustainable as possible : )
We are almost there and it would be good to sustain nature in the city. It was part of Light’s vision
To allow native wildlife and flora to rehabilitate, to surround our amazing city with nature, to show respect for the land
Adelaide has the most unique micro climate weather which makes for such diverse natural spaces to explore. I love that in summer, grasses go gold and it maintains a green canopy. More and more councils are greening their communities to add to our beautiful and unique natural environment.
To provide a healthy and happy place for people, plants and animals to live together, and to promote understanding that the natural world underpins all human endeavours, aspirations and achievements.
Because it will improve the amenity and enjoyment of our city, it will create many, many more spaces for our flora and fauna to live and thrive in. It will also contribute to the lessening of our impact on climate change.
More funding for environmental projects.
Green spaces have a direct link with health and wellbeing. This is an investment in Adelaide’s future.
Our parklands make our city truly unique and these amazing green spaces deserve world wide recognition!
It's a great place to live - let's make it better!
Because Adelaide is already such a beautiful city, let's make it greener!
We need to do everything we can to encourage wildlife to thrive in Adelaide and to combat climate change.
It’ll be good for Adelaide to be a role model. It already prides itself on the green space it already possesses
We have beautiful historical parks which 1. Deserve to be maintained and preserved and b. All of our trees mitigate climate change.
To showcase our city as a world class example of how living, fostering and respecting nature can be done successfully.
We already have the unique attribute of being surrounded by parklands, which, however, are being continually encroached upon. We need to add to this by strongly encouraging the planting of more native flora to provide habitat for & encourage endangered species. We also need more tree planting & "green walls" to mitigate urban heat traps.
Perfect fit with Adelaide.
We need to breathe. We need to create a micro climate that supports cooler and wetter Adelaide. Green and outdoors promotes better mental health, social connections and is so much more beautiful than the concrete jungle.
Surely its obvious. Why do have to justify what is blatant common sense?
We already have a very livable city, but still have room for improvement across the city.
It’s important to embrace nature & ensure we can improve the natural environment for future generations.
Having Adelaide as a NPC will also improve the perception of people about our great state & draw more people to visit & enjoy the festivals etc in a beautiful natural environment.
It encourages people to Walk instead of using road transport and pollute the air. It allows people to appreciate the green areas and it’s inhabitants. It helps people learn the mental health benefits of walking in this environment and the need to care for it as it cares for us
Adelaide’s unique Light’s Vision parklands are a great foundation from which to move forward as a National Park City
Adelaide should and could be a National Park city. Let us work together today for a greener city centre.
I am blessed to live in a quiet rural area, it would be awesome for everyone to get to experience the joy of watching wildlife everyday, to have that connection with nature.
Our world is crying out for a halt to the destruction of our natural environment. Adelaide has the unique opportunity to be an example of how we can embrace our beautiful parklands to benefit us all
It would draw more attention from the world, and increase in tourism for South Australia!
Adelaide is already a beautiful city. But it would be great to continue to improve and grow.
It is so needed worldwide to take care of our land.
In the wake of increasing urbanisation and the challenges of a changing climate, this initiative could help draw attention to the urgent need to protect and enhance existing greenspace and to reimagine greener, more resilient urban futures.
Greening and access to nature will be vital to the future of Adelaide, and to create a liveable healthy active city.
Adelaide is well placed to demonstrating how a city developing alongside nature enriches the quality of life for its people.
Every time my friends and family visit from overseas or interstate they can not believe the beauty we have at our doorstep. Keep the habitat health and our mental health and wellness will only continue to improve. Always take the time to stop and see nature in all its forms.
We are in the age of the anthropocene and we need to nurture ours, and the next generations, connection with nature in order to understand the value and importance and urgency of change. Having more green spaces will help us to be more aware and connected.
Support equitable access to nature for all Adelaidian's.
To protect our standard of living.
Protect our trees and stop developers cutting down so many and putting so much concrete around buildings
To encourage a greater connection with nature.
A cleaner, green environment with beautiful open spaces for nature and people are so important now and for the future.
Protect the surviving wild life, plants, living things.