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Tree Maintenance

Sunday 1st December
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

Placemaking for a Healthier Belfast

Monday 2nd December
Assembly Buildings, 2–10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast
Free

The UKERC project OverCoME (Overcoming Conflict in Marine Energy)

Monday 2nd December
Waterfront ICC Belfast

Visitor Safety Group Managing Informal Mountain Bike Trails Workshop

Tuesday 3rd December
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Newcastle
Free

The Role of Energy Storage in a Sustainable Future

Tuesday 3rd December
CREST – Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology – SWC, Lough Yoan Road, Enniskillen BT74 4EJ

Building cyber resilience for small organisations

Wednesday 4th December
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB

NIEL AGM 2019

Thursday 5th December
RSPB’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Road, Belfast
Free

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How wild is wild? Rewilding the island of Ireland

Monday 9th December
W5, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ
£5.98 – £9.21

BES Science Slam 2019

Tuesday 10th December
The Black Box, 18–22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA
£10

CFC Carbon Quiz – BES Annual Meeting Social Event

Wednesday 11th December
ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3WH

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Making Environmentally Friendly Christmas Decorations

Saturday 14th December
South Belfast
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Tackling Food Waste: Protecting the Environment and Helping Society

Wednesday 13 February 2019

De Vere Holborn Bars, 138–142 Holborn, London

https://bit.ly/2GgcukK

The UK currently wastes 10 million tonnes of food each year and this is expected to rise by a further 1.1 million by 2025 (Environment, Food and Rural Affair Committee 2017). 60% of this waste could be avoided. This waste of food has substantial economic, social and environmental repercussions. Despite this, 8.4 million Britons struggle to get regular meals on a daily basis(UNFAO 2018). WRAP estimate that the food industry alone wastes 1.9 million tonnes of food a year, 400,000 tonnes of which could be redistributed to those experiencing food poverty. Indeed, the value of wasted food in 2015 was estimated at £13 billion, which costs British families on average £470 annually (WRAP 2017). The environment also suffers significantly from the waste of food. UK food waste is associated with greenhouse gas emissions of over 20 million tonnes (WRAP 2017).

The UK Government’s approach to tackling this issue has been to support the efforts of individual organisations through funding, rather than regulatory approaches. Schemes such as the Courtauld2025 initiative and ‘LoveFoodHateWaste’ have been led by WRAP in an effort to reduce food waste. The Government has supported other local initiatives through a £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund. The Government has also taken steps to improve their food waste policy, with Environment Secretary Michael Gove announcing a £15 million pilot scheme to reduce waste, commencing in 2019/20. The Government also published its new Clean Growth Strategy, which targets banning food in all landfills by 2020. Devolved administrations in Wales and Scotland have also set specific targets to reduce food waste by 2025.

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