One third of the world’s soils are thought to be degraded due to soil pollution and aggressive agriculture or mining techniques, leading one UN official to speculate that humanity only has 60 years of sustainable agriculture left. With a continually growing global population the prospect of future soils being unable to produce enough food to sustain a larger population is seeming like a growing possibility. However food is the beginning of a long list of wide ranging implications that make soil degradation seem like a much more pressing environmental issue than even climate change. But with the majority of the human populous living in urban areas it is understandable that most would feel powerless to have any impact on this particular problem. So, with that in mind, what can urban citizens do to mitigate the damage to soil caused by agriculture, mining and soil pollution?