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Woodland Management

Sunday 3rd November
Rea’s Wood Antrim

Co–act for Climate

Monday 4th November
Canada Room & Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Room 01/052, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN


Creating Our Sustainable Future

Thursday 7th November
Queen’s University Belfast, Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

Linen Quarter Regeneration – Café Conversation

Thursday 7th November
Pug Uglys, 21 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EJ

Book Launch “Facing Up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope”

Friday 8th November
Canada Room, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN


Nature Based Solutions – Benefits that biodiversity can provide for organisations and communities

Monday 11th November
Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GS

Overcoming Conflict in Marine Energy

Monday 11th November
Malone Lodge Belfast


Sustainable Heritage Tourism Conference 2019

Wednesday 13th November
Marine Hotel Ballycastle, 1–3 North Street, Ballycastle BT54 6BN

The Power of Walking Conference

Thursday 14th November
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast


Mucky Route Repairs

Saturday 16th November
Cushendun, BT44 0PJ

Path Clearing – 40th Anniversary Event

Sunday 17th November
Milford Cutting Co Armagh


Great Autumn Clean–Up

Wednesday 20th November
Initially meet at Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast

Urban Green Roofs: Policy, Design, Climate, Resilience and Biodiversity

Thursday 21st November
David Keir Building Hub, Queen’s University Belfast

NI Environment Strategy Discussion Workshop

Thursday 21st November
Rural Community Network Offices, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, Co Tyrone BT80 8EF


Bramble Bash

Saturday 23rd November
Whitepark Bay, 152 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6NH

Return of the Hedges

Saturday 23rd November
White Park Bay, 152 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6NH


Act on air pollution: Save lives

Wednesday 27th November
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, BT1 2NJ


NIEL is primarily a network to facilitate its members to work together, holding events and providing advice and assistance for members. It surveys what members want and arranges appropriate activities.

Meetings and Conferences

NIEL organises at least three events each year. Environmental issues and policies of current interest are discussed and reports produced which are used to encourage positive change.


Fact Sheets are produced two or three times each year, exploring current environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. NIEL News is a newsletter for members produced every month which contains news, events and activities relevant to the environmental sector. NIEL periodically produces additional documents which explore current environmental issues and which include members’ input.


NIEL is often asked to nominate someone to represent environmental issues on governmental or other policy and implementation committees, boards or initiatives. Such representatives come from either members or staff. NIEL is represented on approximately 20 groups at any one time.

Consultation Comments

Submitting an environmental viewpoint to government and others on consultation exercises is an important aspect of NIEL’s work. Members’ views are sought and comments agreed for submission on behalf of full members in response to significant environmental policies, strategies, legislation and other proposals.


Members select the topics for NIEL convened taskforces (two to three per year) annually at a members’ meeting. Generally, taskforces reflect the main priorities for the membership for a given year, and the topics will thus also form the basis for Fact Sheets, members’ meetings and other events and activities which the taskforce members will determine and help to plan and organise.

NGO Working Groups

NIEL is also involved in several taskforces/working groups exploring significant environmental issues which it does not directly convene.