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Feb 2012 right left

  
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Eco Schools Celebration Event 2012

Thursday 2nd February
The Canal Court Hotel, Newry
see table above

Glasswork Stained or Otherwise

Friday 3rd February
Monuments and Buildings Record Public Reading Room, Waterman House, Hill Street
Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 4th February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Strangford Lough and Lecale People and Landscape Roadshow

Saturday 4th February
Poratferry – Exploris Aquarium (includes free admission to Exploris)
Free

Be Wild about Wildlife Beginner Birding Seabirds

Sunday 5th February
Murlough NNR
Adult £5

Sunday Snowdrops

Sunday 5th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

06

Marine Economy and the Atlantic Area Strategy

Tuesday 7th February
Grand Hotel, Malahide
Free

Stakeholder Roadshows in Greenmount

Tuesday 7th February
Conference Hall, Greenmount Campus, County Antrim
Free

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2nd of the Strangford Lough and Lecale People and Landscape Roadshows

Saturday 11th February
St Patrick’s Centre, Downpatrick
Free

Pond Improvements

Sunday 12th February
Lagan Valley Regional Park at Lester’s Dam
Free

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Series of Talks for 2012

Wednesday 15th February
Share Centre, Lisnaskea
No charge, donations welcome

The Impacts of Climate Change on Northern Ireland

Thursday 16th February
Greenmount College, Antrim
Free

Stakeholder Roadshows in Enniskillen

Thursday 16th February
Main Hall, Enniskillen Campus, County Fermanagh
Free

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Plant a Tree Day

Saturday 18th February
Orlock, Groomsport
No charge, donations welcome

Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 18th February
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

3rd of the Strangford Lough and Lecale People and Landscape Roadshows

Saturday 18th February
Newtownards, Town Hall
Free entry for registerd walkers

Viking Crafts

Saturday 18th February
Down County Museum
£3

Bird Box Day

Sunday 19th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Snowdrop Walk

Sunday 19th February
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Seed Swap Sunday

Sunday 19th February
Redburn Community Centre Jackson’s Road, Holywood
Voluntary Donation of 50p

20

The Impact of Volunteering on Quality of Life

Tuesday 21st February
Training Room, Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast.
Free

Stakeholder Roadshows in Markethill

Tuesday 21st February
The Courtrooms, Markethill, County Armagh
Free

Practical On farm Renewable Energy event

Wednesday 22nd February
Greenmount Campus

Series of Talks for 2012

Wednesday 22nd February
Bannagh Hall Kesh
No charge, donations welcome

Wildflower Projects, Training Workshop

Wednesday 22nd February
Inverbrena Hall, Strangford
£75 +VAT

RCN Member Training

Wednesday 22nd February
RCN offices, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown
Free

Asset Transfer

Thursday 23rd February
Farset International Centre, Springfield Road, Belfast
Free

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4th of the Strangford Lough and Lecale People and Landscape Roadshows

Saturday 25th February
The Bridge Centre, Killyleagh
Free

Plant you Tree for the Jubilee

Saturday 25th February
Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood
Free

Pond Improvements

Sunday 26th February
Dyan Mill near Caledon
Free

Excavations at a newly discovered 16 –17c fort at Ballycarry

Monday 27th February
Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, Elmwood Building
Free

Stakeholder Roadshows in Claudy

Tuesday 28th February
Main Hall, Diamond Centre, Claudy
Free

Belfast, a Child Friendly City

Tuesday 28th February
Belfast City Hall
Free

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Costs of non implementation 5 April 2012

Failing to implement environment legislation is thought to cost the EU economy around €50 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment. In an effort to reduce that figure and deliver better environmental outcomes for people and businesses, the European Commission has issued a communication on better implementation of EU environment law. Environment Commissioner Janez Poto?nik said: “EU law is not an invention from Brussels; it is democratically adopted by all Member States and the Parliament for the benefit of citizens. Our environment is protected by some 200 pieces of well established law, but all too often they are not properly applied. This doesn’t just harm the environment – it also damages human health, leads to uncertainty for industry, and undermines the Single Market. In a time of crisis, these are costs we cannot afford.” The communication underlines the positive benefits of environment law, showing how preventing damage to the environment can cost far less than long–term remediation. Environment legislation can bring advantages to industry: full implementation of EU waste legislation would generate an additional 400,000 jobs, for example, with net costs that are €72 billion less than the alternative scenario of non–implementation. The outcome of discussions between the three EU institutions will prepare the ground for the 7th Environment Action Programme.

See here for further information.