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Single–Use Plastic Products Policy Development and Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment

Tuesday 6th October
Online
Free

Saving and Generating Energy – the Co–operative Way

Tuesday 6th October
Online
Free

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TEDxStormont COUNTDOWN

Saturday 10th October
Online

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Autumn Nature Immersion – 6 Week Online Course

Monday 12th October
Online
£65.27

Climate injustice: transforming many small actions into a collective response

Tuesday 13th October
Online
Free

Maximising Opportunities for Outdoor Learning

Wednesday 14th October
Online

Soil to Catchment Management of Agricultural Nutrients

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

Planning for Involving Volunteers at Events – How are things going in light of Covid–19?

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

Standardising environmental and social impact in land–use investment

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

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Single–Use Plastic Products Policy Development and Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment Part 2

Tuesday 20th October
Online
Free

SKILLS MATCH WEBINAR | Communication Tools for Effective Leadership & Project Management

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Community Energy: Its role in the future of NI’s energy system.

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Impacts of the environment, nutrient loading and other human pressures on life in rivers and lakes

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Priorities for NI infrastructure – economic recovery post COVID–19, funding and delivery, and the role of City and Growth Deals

Wednesday 21st October
Online
See website for details

Understanding Fuel Poverty and the implications for Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 22nd October
Online
Free

EEA COVID Debate No: 4 – COVID–19 and Nature –– The Planetary Boundaries

Thursday 22nd October
Facebook Live
Free

UK higher education and net zero – the curriculum, collaboration, and sustainable estates and practices

Thursday 22nd October
Online
See website for details

Changing the Focus – wildlife recording during lockdown

Friday 23rd October
Online
Free

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Reducing Carbon Usage Online Talk: XRNI with Jim Woods

Sunday 25th October
Online
Free

Halloween at Clifton Street Cemetery

Monday 26th October
Clifton Street Cemetery
£8

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Where the land meets the sea – a holistic approach towards the sustainable management of the marine environment and natural resources

Wednesday 28th October
Online
Free

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Modernising and Decarbonising Energy in the UK Forum

Friday 30th October
Online
Private Sector £292.50 +VAT Central Government £247.50 +VAT Local Government £225.00 +VAT Emergency Services/NHS £225.00 +VAT Higher Education £225.00 +VAT Voluntary Sector/Not for Profit £225.00 +VAT Concessionary Rate

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Free Trees for schools & groups 20 July 2020

Be Part of a green recovery with free trees from the Woodland Trust

(via The Woodland Trust)

MCOOPER

Photo Credit: M Cooper

Community groups and schools wanting to plant trees as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic are being told to get their applications into the Woodland Trust soon. The charity says its free scheme is the perfect way for people to be part of a “green recovery”. Thanks to funding from Sainsbury’s, Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Lloyds Bank, Joules, Bank of Scotland and Sofology, some 560,000 saplings have been snapped up for autumn delivery and there’s just over a month before the deadline to apply.

Gregor Fulton, Estate & Outreach Manager for the Woodland Trust Northern Ireland said: “Lockdown has proved to us the value people put on green spaces. Having somewhere to escape to, to clear your head and get fresh air has never been so important. People have found comfort and strength from their daily walks and have rediscovered the joys of trees, woods and the wildlife within them.

“Our free trees for schools and communities give us the opportunity to create more green spaces and address the climate and nature crises at grass roots level. It’s fantastic that so many saplings have been snapped up for the approaching planting season. Trees bring so many benefits: they provide much-needed homes for wildlife; they lock up carbon and improve soil, water and the air we breathe. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to really make a difference in their community.”

Since the initiative started in 2010, more than ten million trees have been sent across the UK to schools and community groups keen to improve their local area. Packs contain a mix of UK sourced and grown native broadleaf species such as hazel, rowan, hawthorn, oak, silver birch, wild cherry, elder, dogwood and holly.

There are packs that will provide year-long colour, a wild harvest or a haven for wildlife, one that contains hardy species which tolerate exposed sites and dry up areas where water collects easily and a working wood mix which could provide fuel for wood burners or willow for weaving. They come in various sizes starting at packs of 15, which are perfect for residential areas with limited communal space. If no shared space is available, applications to split between neighbouring front gardens to green up a street are considered.

Other pack sizes include 30 saplings, which will create an eight-metre hedgerow or a tennis court-sized copse, 105 which is enough to cover an area as big as four tennis courts, or 420 to cover an area the size of a football pitch.

To order your free trees, visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees before 14 August. Queries from schools, community groups or other members of the public should be made to 0330 333 3300