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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim


Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry


NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2


Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills


Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details


Water Northern Ireland Conference 2018

Thursday 22nd February
Crowne Plaza Belfast, 117 Milltown Road, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP
Contact for details

Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast


Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February


100% Eco–Schools participation 18 February 2015

Northern Ireland Announced as the First Country in the World to Achieve 100% Participation in Eco–Schools Programme




Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has today announced that Northern Ireland has become the first country in the world to achieve a 100% participation rate in the international Eco–Schools Programme.

Eco–Schools is the world’s leading Environmental Education Programme operating in 59 countries worldwide and every school in Northern Ireland has now signed up to be an Eco–School and are working their way towards environmental excellence and the recognition of the prestigious Green Flag award.

Eco–Schools was established in 1994 with Northern Ireland one of the first countries in the world to join. Northern Ireland was also the first country in the world to have one of its schools, Downpatrick Nursery School, achieve the prestigious, internationally recognised Green Flag.

Mark H Durkan, Minister for the Environment, whose Department has provided invaluable support for the programme over the years said: “It is great to see the energy and enthusiasm young people have in helping to improve the environment and I have personally seen it at firsthand. 100% of schools are taking the opportunity to put into practice what they learn about the environment in class, involving the whole school and engaging the wider community is making a real difference towards a better environment and stronger economy.

”Schools across the North have comprehensively embraced environmental issues and are leading the way working with local businesses, councils and environmental organisations.”

The Eco–Schools programme combines learning and practical action for the improvement of the environmental performance of schools. Eco–Schools get involved in all kinds of eco–projects from reducing waste to landfill, to energy saving and healthy eating; developing school gardens or tackling litter issues. It is estimated that schools who take part in the programme and recycle every year could save an estimated £1.1m – with one school in Northern Ireland saving £6,000 by switching off equipment not in use. The programme is coordinated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and is operated locally by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

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