Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our website effective and useful for you. To continue, please accept the use of cookies.

I accept

How we use cookies

Northern Ireland Environment Link Logo
 

News

 

Events

 

Oct 2021 right left

    

World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
See event page

03
04

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

08
09
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

15

Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

17

“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

22
23
24

Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

26

Social Enterprise and the Digital Economy

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

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

29
30

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

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
 

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.