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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
See event page

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BITCI– The Sustainability Revolution

Tuesday 5th October
Online
Free

Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2021

Wednesday 6th October
Online
Delegate places are £55 per person

Peatlands gathering 2021

Thursday 7th October
Online
Free

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10

One World Festival

Monday 11th October
Mostly online

Do no harm to the environment: translating the EGD into Cohesion Policy 2021–2027

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Rising seas and climate change with Dr Asha de Vos

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Heritage on the Ground

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Natura 2000 logo for goods and services – supporting nature and people for a sustainable recovery

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
Online
0–£25

NI Waste Expo 2021

Thursday 14th October
Titanic Belfast
Non–qualified individuals are subject to a £250 attendance cost.

NorthernIreland2035– Common Purpose

Thursday 14th October
Online
Free

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Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

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“The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis”

Monday 18th October
Online
Free

Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Nature Means Business

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Young Trustees in the Environmental Sector

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Mapping a Just Energy Transition in NI

Wednesday 20th October
QUB Great Hall
Free

The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role

Wednesday 20th October
Online
Free

Legislating for Climate Action on the Island of Ireland

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

Belfast City Council ‘Go Social’ Virtual Bus Tour – Destination: North West

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

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Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

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Agriculture and Climate Change: A Countryside COP event

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Climate Resilience Heritage Summit

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Nature Connection, Rewilding and Ecotherapy

Wednesday 27th October
22 University Square
Free

The Social Enterprise Rural Forum

Wednesday 27th October
Online
See ticket types

How can the island of Ireland best contribute to COP–26?

Thursday 28th October
Online
Free

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UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
 

Healthy City Awards 12 October 2021

Celebrating the health & wellbeing of Belfast with Healthy City Awards

 

Now in their 9th year, the Healthy City Awards aim to recognise the work undertaken by organisations across Belfast to improve the health and wellbeing of the citizens living there.

The categories this year reflect the current priorities of the WHO Healthy Cities programme. The  four award categories are Active Travel and Healthy Transport, Community Prosperity, Greening the City and Mental Wellbeing.

The awards are open to statutory, voluntary, community and private sector organisations. Previous winners include the Ligoniel Healthy Living Centre, HERe NI, Groundwork NI and Council for the Homeless.

Belfast Healthy Cities are encouraging organisations who have been working to promote health across the city and address health inequality with projects that have a particular focus upon this year’s categories to apply for the awards. 

Launching the 2021 Awards, Joan Devlin, Chief Executive of Belfast Healthy Cities, said “Community groups, sports clubs and charitable organisations play a vital role in the wider health and wellbeing of the people of Belfast. From mental wellbeing to physical health, these groups are supporting people and making local communities stronger. Throughout the COVID–19 pandemic these groups have stepped up to support vulnerable groups and raise the spirits of local people, and they continue to do so.

“The 2021 Healthy City Awards once again will celebrate the amazing work being done across the city. This year we want to hear from groups who have been improving the mental health of local people, encouraging active travel, tackling climate change by developing green projects and supporting community property. So if you have been working to improve your local community and the lives of local people, then I would encourage you to submit an entry for the awards.”

Speaking at the launch of the awards, Maria Burke from Ligoniel Healthy Living Centre, who were one of the 2020 Award winners, said “We were delighted to win a Healthy City Award last year, which recognised the hard work we undertake to make our local community stronger. These awards are an important part of supporting the health and well–being programmes across Belfast, by celebrating them and shining a light on this work. I would encourage anyone working at the forefront of enhancing community wellbeing and reducing health inequalities to put themselves forward.”

Further information is available here. The closing date for entries is Friday 12 November.

Please email awards@belfasthealthycities.com or contact Caroline Scott on 028 9032 8811 for an application pack.

Awards will be presented in line with coronavirus regulations on Friday 10 December 2021.