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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
See event page

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04

BITCI– The Sustainability Revolution

Tuesday 5th October
Online
Free

Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2021

Wednesday 6th October
Online
Delegate places are £55 per person

Peatlands gathering 2021

Thursday 7th October
Online
Free

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09
10

One World Festival

Monday 11th October
Mostly online

Do no harm to the environment: translating the EGD into Cohesion Policy 2021–2027

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Rising seas and climate change with Dr Asha de Vos

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Heritage on the Ground

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Natura 2000 logo for goods and services – supporting nature and people for a sustainable recovery

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
Online
0–£25

NI Waste Expo 2021

Thursday 14th October
Titanic Belfast
Non–qualified individuals are subject to a £250 attendance cost.

NorthernIreland2035– Common Purpose

Thursday 14th October
Online
Free

15

Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

17

“The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis”

Monday 18th October
Online
Free

Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Nature Means Business

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Young Trustees in the Environmental Sector

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Mapping a Just Energy Transition in NI

Wednesday 20th October
QUB Great Hall
Free

The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role

Wednesday 20th October
Online
Free

Legislating for Climate Action on the Island of Ireland

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

Belfast City Council ‘Go Social’ Virtual Bus Tour – Destination: North West

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

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24

Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

26

Social Enterprise and the Digital Economy

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Agriculture and Climate Change: A Countryside COP event

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Climate Resilience Heritage Summit

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Nature Connection, Rewilding and Ecotherapy

Wednesday 27th October
22 University Square
Free

The Social Enterprise Rural Forum

Wednesday 27th October
Online
See ticket types

How can the island of Ireland best contribute to COP–26?

Thursday 28th October
Online
Free

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30

UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
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Belfast Hills Partnership Environmental Careers Festival 19th – 26th April 2021

Monday 19 April 2021 - 26/04/21

Online

BHP

Image via Belfast Hills Partnership

To give young people an awareness of the types of environmental jobs and organisations that are out there, along with employability tips, the Belfast Hills Partnership are delivering an Environmental Careers Festival from the 19th – 26th April

Its aim is to help those that want an environmental job, but perhaps don’t know the route to take, or even the type of roles that are out there. Or those that might not be sure what they want to do yet, but maybe like the sound of working outdoors, or doing their bit to help the climate crisis and just want to know more. It’s going to be completely online, so we’ll be posting digital content across our social media throughout the week, in the lead up to an online environmental employability workshop on Monday 26th April. This workshop will include panellists and a live Q&A, so young people can get their questions answered! The panel will be made up of a mixture of young career professionals, who will be able to give current tips on what they found useful in starting their careers; and also staff experienced in the recruitment process, who will be able to give hints on what they look for in prospective employees. This event is aimed primarily at young people aged 18 – 25 years old. You can sign up to the workshop on our event page here.

The festival is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Our Bright Future project, a forward–thinking social movement that’s about supporting young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment. They’re tackling environmental issues and the lack of opportunities for young people by using one problem to help another. It’s about unleashing the potential of young people, so they can make a big, positive impact and become an unstoppable force for good.

The Our Bright Future campaign came up with three Asks, based on more than 700 ideas from young people (for more info see https://www.ourbrightfuture.co.uk/campaign/). These Asks aim to address issues that affect both young people and the environment and set out the changes to society, young people want to happen. One of these asks was for young people to get more support into environmental jobs. Therefore, it is the hope of the Belfast Hills Partnership, that our Environmental Careers Festival will go some way to achieving this.

Patricia Deeney, the Youth Development Officer at the Belfast Hills Partnership, said:

“The environmental job sector isn’t as well known as other sectors, so young people might not know about the variety of roles out there, or the different routes you can take into the sector. It is our aim that this Environmental Careers Festival will help or perhaps even ignite an interest in an otherwise unknown career path.

“The festival will take place completely online, but will include some inspiring footage of environmental work taking place on the ground in the Belfast Hills and beyond; showcasing a range of careers to illustrate the broad roles available.”

Following the festival, a resource pack will be available to download from the Belfast Hills Partnership website, that will include a summary of the digital content. A useful tool for anyone hoping to get an environmental job, or any teachers/lecturers who help young people with their employability.

To find out more, contact patricia.deeney@belfasthills.org or phone the Belfast Hills Partnership office on 028 9060 3466.

Read more via Belfast Hills Partnership…

 

Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details See website for details
Contact   More Details Patricia Deeney
028 9060 3466
patricia.deeney@belfasthills.org
belfasthills.org/environmental-careers-festival