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Events

 

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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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Health and the Environment 3 December 2015

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan gave the opening address at the NIEL Annual Conference “Delivering Health through the Environment”

 

NIEL

 

Health and wellbeing depend upon the natural environment which supports us. Our physical, mental, and social wellbeing all rely on aspects of the natural environment. NIEL’s Annual Conference in November 2015 explored the interactions of human and environmental health and demonstrated to environment and health sectors how caring for our environment is the best and most cost effective way to ensure our personal and public health. The conference sought to:

  • Promote understanding of how a healthy environment is essential to human health and well–being
  • Progress a shared health and environment agenda for Northern Ireland
  • Explore opportunities for delivering health & well–being outcomes through environmental action
  • Provide best practice examples of utilising space to deliver health and wellbeing benefits
  • Identify steps for enhanced collaboration between health and environment sector in the future.

The conference was delivered in partnership with the Public Health Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queens University Belfast, Belfast Healthy Cities, Space and Place, and the Ecosystems Knowledge Network.

 

Speaker Presentations

Dr William Bird MBE, Strategic Health Advisor, Natural England & Founder & Director of Intelligent Health

Quintin Oliver, Carnegie Roundtable Member on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Eddie Rooney, Chief Executive, Public Health Agency

Professor George P Morris, Independent Science Policy Advisor

Siobhan Toland, Head of Environmental Health, Belfast City Council

Dr Ruth Hunter, Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health at the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research, Queen’s University Belfast

Bridget Finton, Policy & Advice Officer, Scottish Natural Heritage

Paul Nolan OBE, Director of Mersey Forest

Jonna Monaghan, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Belfast Healthy Cities