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Enabling Biodiversity Net Gain in the Planning System

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Public Sector Rate: £389.00 Private Sector Rate: £575.00 Voluntary Sector Rate: £315.00

Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Demystifying fashion with Lydia Higginson and Dr Mila Burcikova

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Lasers, drones & boats: measuring the impacts of climate change on heritage

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

CLIMATE ASSEMBLY UK: PATH TO NET ZERO

Wednesday 4th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Investment Conference

Thursday 5th November
Online
£185 +VAT

The future of food packaging

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 1/2

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Autumn Lecture Series Belfast: Georgian Town to Divided City 1770–1920

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Mainstreaming Culture and Heritage into Climate Planning

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

What if museums could be engine rooms for the imagination?

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

Discovery 2020! Conference at Queen’s University Belfast

Saturday 7th November
Online
Free

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Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Monday 9th November
Online
Free

ICE Strategy Session: The value of community engagement on infrastructure projects

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 2/2

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

The UN SDGs and climate change (Reading Climate Festival)

Wednesday 11th November
Online
Free

Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Introduction to the Hands–On Heritage project

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Sustainable cities with Amahra Spence

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Making the Case for Building Reuse through Better Metrics for Avoided, Operational and Embodied Carbon

Friday 13th November
Online
Free

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How To Talk About The Climate Crisis To Anyone

Sunday 15th November
Online
£27.54

Climate Heritage Network General Assembly

Monday 16th November
Online
Free

Past Matters: Climate Emergency and Action

Tuesday 17th November
Online
Free

The future for Northern Ireland energy policy – the energy strategy and net zero targets, security of supply, and the impact on industry and consumers

Wednesday 18th November
Online
See website for details

Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Climate Heritage Forum

Thursday 19th November
Online
Free

Valuing Traditional Knowledge in Climate Action

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Maintenance Week NI 2020

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Heritage–based Adaptation and Mitigation | Documentary Film Premiere

Saturday 21st November
Online
Free

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Green nudges for promoting sustainability during Covid

Tuesday 24th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Environment Forum 2020 – Exclusive offer for NIEL Members!

Wednesday 25th November
Online
£95 + VAT for NIEL members

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Using Culture to Promote Climate Resilient Sustainable Development

Friday 27th November
Online
Free

Tree Charter Festival 2020

Saturday 28th November
Online
Free

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Putting Community Wellbeing at the Heart of Community Planning

Monday 30th November
Online
Free

     
 

Healthy City Awards ‘20 Launched 23 October 2020

The Lord Mayor has helped Belfast Healthy Cities to launch the 2020 Healthy Cities Awards with a new range of categories which reflect the current priorities of the WHO Healthy Cities programme. Now in their eighth year, the awards recognise the work undertaken by organisations across Belfast to improve the health and wellbeing of our citizens.

 

Healthy City Awards 2020

 (Image via Belfast Healthy Cities)

The World Health Organization Healthy Cities Programme has now moved into Phase VII, with new priorities and goals, and this year the Healthy Cities Awards will have a new range of categories to reflect these priorities and to recognise the significant work undertaken by community organisations in response to the Covid Crisis.

The new categories are Greening the City, Health Transport & Active Travel, Community Prosperity and Mental Wellbeing. Voluntary and community organisations; public and private sector businesses; statutory and other Government bodies who have been working on projects which touch upon any of these areas can enter the Healthy Cities Awards.

Launching the awards, Lord Mayor, Cllr Frank McCoubrey, said “As a councillor, and in particular since becoming Lord Mayor, I have seen countless projects which are working to improve the lives of local people in Belfast. That has only increased during the pandemic, with food deliveries, exercise programmes, gardening projects, and many more support programmes which look after the health and wellbeing of the community. I am delighted to launch the 2020 Healthy Cities Awards which will showcase this work and recognise those at the forefront of community wellbeing.”

Encouraging organisations across the city who have been working to improve health and wellbeing to apply, Joan Devlin, Chief Executive of Belfast Healthy Cities, said “The importance of community health and wellbeing has never been so relevant. The Covid crisis has led to significant changes in our lifestyles, including positive changes, such as increased walking and the opening up of opportunities for a more active travel infrastructure.

“The 2020 Healthy Cities Awards will now reflect the new priorities of the WHO Healthy Cities Network, with a focus on healthy transport, greening our cities and community prosperity, as well as the importance of mental health. This year we hope to recognise and celebrate the work of so many community groups and organisations across Belfast who have worked hard throughout the Covid crisis to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone has been supported.”

Two winners from the 2019 awards – Tracy Smyth from Alzheimer’s Society and Shannon Downey from Groundwork NI – also helped to launch the awards.  Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia and Learning Disabilities‘ programme won last year in the Engaging for Change category and Groundwork NI’s ‘Green Team‘ programme won the Healthy Places category.

Further information on the new 2020 categories is available here. The closing date for entries is Friday 6th November.

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