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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

Belfast Festival of Learning

Monday 5th March
Various, see programme for details
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Free

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NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 24th March
MACCA Centre, Omagh

Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

Saturday 24th March
Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
See website for details

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Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

Tuesday 27th March
An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

Wednesday 28th March
Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
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…