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Wildlife Garden Work

Sunday 5th January
Derryanvil, near Portadown
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Repowering Democracy? Community participation in the energy transition

Thursday 9th January
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

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Scrub Control & Path Work

Sunday 19th January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland Bangor
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BIMcert – Reducing the Energy footprint in the Construction Sector

Wednesday 22nd January
Titanic Belfast Building, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9EP
Free

What can your business do to reduce plastic waste?

Thursday 23rd January
Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering Centre, NIACE, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ

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Environmental Conservation Careers Fair

Tuesday 28th January
School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

Delivering Sustainable Housing and Communities

Wednesday 29th January
1 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BW

Adapting Historic Buildings for Climate Change

Thursday 30th January
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

Feeding the City 2020 – Ideation Workshop

Thursday 30th January
Loveworks, Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GL
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NI dirty air death toll revealed 27 January 2020

Air quality link to 178 deaths in Belfast in single year (via Belfast Telegraph)

 
  Belfast City Centre

By Mark McConville

More than one in every 24 deaths in Belfast is linked to long–term exposure to air pollution, a new study has found.

The Centre for Cities’ annual study of the UK’s major urban areas, Cities Outlook 2020, found that the deadly toxin PM2.5 was linked to 178 deaths in just one year, or 4.1% of all adult deaths in the city.

While the number of deaths is lower than in some other UK capitals, Belfast is the second biggest emitter of PM2.5 per head in the UK, after Swansea.

PM2.5 is a pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when levels are high. It consists of tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated.

The charity said the deadly levels of PM2.5 are currently legal in Northern Ireland, England and Wales, despite breaking the World Health Organisation’s air pollution guidelines.

It said that cities such as Belfast should introduce ultra low emission zones in order to charge car and van drivers in city centres, and ban the use of wood burning stoves and coal fires in areas where air pollution exceeds guidelines.

Read more via Belfast Telegraph