To support the ecological development of the newly created landscape in the recultivated areas, we optimise the habitats and implement various measures to promote biodiversity and species protection. The areas that are created and measures that have been implemented also require ongoing maintenance to preserve them over the long term.
We present some of these measures here.
Nature-friendly company premises
Measures such as these are not limited to recultivation. Most company premises are defined by extensive paved surfaces and little greenery. Yet designing nature-friendly company premises without interfering with the primary function of performing an economic activity is not that difficult. With the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, the ‘Nature-Friendly Company Premises’ project introduces numerous measures and practical examples that can help companies create a greener environment and infrastructure. These measures have ecological as well as economic advantages and, as a restorative factor, can also have a positive impact on employee well-being. Inspired by this project, we attempted to implement initial ideas on RWE Power premises and in recultivated areas in 2018. A considerable effect can be achieved even with minor measures.