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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


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

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim


Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

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


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


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

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills


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


Water Northern Ireland Conference 2018

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

Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast


Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February


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”




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