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Events

 

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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
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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