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Winter Talk – Not a lot of people know… by Ian Rippey

Tuesday 6th April
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EIP–AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Tuesday 13th April
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Addressing Cold Weather Planning: How to Protect the Most Vulnerable and the NHS

Tuesday 13th April
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An Introduction to Nature Recovery Networks –Experiences from practitioners

Wednesday 14th April
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Belfast Healthy Cities: Designing a city for children

Wednesday 14th April
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Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (1 of 2)

Wednesday 14th April
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Women in Agriculture conference: Resilience & Resourcefulness

Wednesday 14th April
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Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology

Friday 16th April
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Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (2 of 2)

Tuesday 20th April
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Nature Recovery Networks– from Policy to Practice

Wednesday 21st April
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Women in Agriculture conference: Women Working in the Industry

Wednesday 21st April
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Water Ireland Conference 2021

Thursday 22nd April
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€178.35

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Energy Transition Conference 2021

Monday 26th April
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Mapping Nature Recovery Networks

Wednesday 28th April
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Women in Agriculture conference: Business Skills in Agriculture

Wednesday 28th April
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Next steps for transport decarbonisation in the UK – low–carbon fuels, infrastructure, sector–specific targets and policy development

Friday 30th April
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£190 plus VAT

 
 

Food Waste Action Week 2021 1 March 2021

Minister Lyons calls for crackdown on food waste

Via DAERA

Environment Minister Gordon Lyons has called for a crackdown on food waste as it’s estimated that in Northern Ireland it accounts for up to 25% of the content of our non–recycling bins.

Lending his support to the UK’s first Food Waste Action Week (1–7 March) organised by environmental charity WRAP, he urged everyone to stop edible food ending up in our bins and causing harm to the environment.

“When we waste food, we are also wasting a huge amount of energy and associated carbon emissions from growing, transporting, refrigerating and packing the food. Sending this waste to landfill causes even more harmful emissions,” Minister Lyons said.

 “In Northern Ireland we have successfully diverted over 1,000,000 tonnes of biodegradable waste from landfill since 2015, but we know good food is still ending up in our bins causing harm to our environment and wasting precious resources,” he added.

The latest statistics reveal that UK households waste on average £700 per year by throwing food away.

“The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the issue but also prompt action by providing practical guidance for people to avoid food waste and contribute to a better world for ourselves and future generations. We are all guilty of wasting more than we think, but we must all play our part in making changes and protecting our environment and tackling climate change,” Minister Lyons added.

 Read full story here.