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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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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
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

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

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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
Free

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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
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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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

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Water Northern Ireland Conference 2018

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

Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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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…