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    Planning for a Resilient Future

    Friday 6th March
    Ulster University, York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED
    £5 – £7

    World Book Weekend

    Saturday 7th March
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission Members Free

    Woodland Management

    Sunday 8th March
    Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
    Free

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    Lough Neagh Conference

    Tuesday 10th March
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Craigavon BT66 6NJ

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    Climate Change – Our Challenge

    Thursday 12th March
    Killeavy Castle Hotel and Spa

    Be A Saint Day

    Friday 13th March
    Business in the Community, Paulett Avenue, Belfast BT5 4HD

    Evening Social Event in Belfast

    Saturday 14th March
    TBC
    TBC

    WOW Family Wildlife Day

    Saturday 14th March
    RSPB Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Road West, Belfast BT3 9ED
    £0 – £6.42

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    St Patrick’s Day at the Giant’s Causewsy

    Tuesday 17th March
    Giant’s Causeway
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Mussenden Lights

    Tuesday 17th March
    Mussenden Temple
    No Charge, donations welcome.

    How Technology is Impacting Agriculture

    Wednesday 18th March
    Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

    Northern Ireland Seabird Report Launch

    Wednesday 18th March
    Bangor Castle, Castle Park Road, Bangor BT20 4BT

    Climate Change Conference

    Thursday 19th March
    QUB School of Biological Sciences, 1–33 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AJ

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    Spring Book Fair

    Saturday 21st March
    The Argory
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Tree planting party at Balloo

    Saturday 21st March
    Balloo Woodland, Balloo Avenue, Bangor BT19 7QZ

    Habitat Management

    Sunday 22nd March
    Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
    Free

    Sustainability in Hospitality: A Performance Metrics Perspective

    Monday 23rd March
    Ulster University, York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED

    Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics 2020

    Monday 23rd March

    Responding to Our Planetary Emergency: The Crucial Decade Ahead

    Tuesday 24th March
    Peter Froggatt Lecture Theatre 02/025, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

    The Smart & Green Building Expo

    Tuesday 24th March
    Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown

    The Climate Strikes and Public Activism: where do we go from here?

    Wednesday 25th March
    St Mary’s University College Belfast, 191 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6FE

    Empowering Change Makers: Plastic Unwrapped

    Wednesday 25th March
    W5 Belfast

    Outdoor Recreation NI Conference 2020

    Thursday 26th March
    CAFRE Greenmount Campus, Co. Antrim
    TBA

    From Passion to Policy

    Thursday 26th March
    Crescent Arts Centre Cube Theatre, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH

    Good Practice Approaches for a New Decade

    Thursday 26th March
    CAFRE Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
    £60

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    Northern Ireland Allotment Social Farm and Community Garden Forum

    Saturday 28th March
    The Playtrail, Derry / Londonderry

    What did you do about it? A family event to discuss the climate crisis

    Saturday 28th March
    Crescent Arts Centre, 2–4 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH

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    Energy Efficiency in Business

    Tuesday 31st March
    Isdell Courtyard, Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE
    £30

    SMARTrenew Seminar

    Tuesday 31st March
    Guildhall, Shipquay Place, Londonderry BT48 6DJ

        
     

    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