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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Energy Saving Week 2016 9 November 2016

Energy Saving Week 2016 – NI could save £38m by taking six simple energy saving steps (via The Energy Saving Trust)

 

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Image via Energy Saving Trust

With the heating season arriving, figures from the Energy Saving Trust show that six simple changes could save households in Northern Ireland £38 million. The figures have been revealed ahead of the Energy Saving Trust launching its 16th annual Energy Saving Week, offering advice and information on reducing energy costs to help people keep their homes warm this winter. 

Energy Saving Week runs 31 October to 6 November.

Patrick Thompson, Operations Manager at the Energy Saving Trust in Northern Ireland says ‘Energy Saving Week is about helping householders to save energy as the winter draws in. Good insulation and an energy efficient boiler really can help, but my top six energy saving tips cost little or no money’

1.    Move furniture away from radiators

Move furniture away from radiators if you can – ask someone to help if it’s heavy. It will bring warmth more easily into the room.

2.    Draught proof

Draught–proofing windows and doors could save as much as £27 a year. 46 per cent of people still need to draught–proof their windows and doors. This could save almost £10m a year.

3.    Energy Saving light bulbs

Replacing all standard bulbs and halogen spotlights in your home with energy saving light bulbs could save you around £40 a year. Swapping incandescent bulbs for energy saving and halogens for LEDs could save Northern Ireland around £10m a year.

4.    Standby

You can save around £35 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode.

5.    Kettle

Filling the kettle up with as much water as needed could save almost £8 in energy bills a year and over £1m for Northern Ireland.

6.    Shower smarter

Spending one minute less in the shower each day could save around £6 off energy bills each year. At least 25 per cent of people could cut a minute off their showers. This could save Northern Ireland around £1m a year.

Read the full press release here…