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Christmas Fair at The Argory

Saturday 2nd December
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Air Pollution in the UK Post–Brexit – Tackling air pollution and delivering a cleaner, greener and healthier future for the UK

Tuesday 5th December
TBC, Central London
See website for details

NIEL AGM 2017 & GDPR Information Session

Wednesday 6th December
Window on Wildlife (WOW), Belfast
Free

Santa’s Magical Kingdom at The Argory

Thursday 7th December
The Argory, Moy
Adult £7 Child £15

Navigating the Future – Inland Waterways Development

Thursday 7th December
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
See flyer for details

Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Friday 8th December
Castle Coole
Adult £15

Yuletide Market at Rowallane

Saturday 9th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Have a go: Coppicing

Saturday 9th December
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Magical Christmas

Saturday 9th December
Castle Coole
Adult £5, Child £15

Belfast’s First Repair Café

Saturday 9th December
Farset Labs, Belfast
Free

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 10th December
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Dec out your Gingerbread Man

Saturday 16th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Donations Welcome

Christmas Social Event

Sunday 17th December
Members House
N/K

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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”

 

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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