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Nov 2021 right left

Island Space @ COP26

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Carbon Literacy for Small Businesses– Top Management NI

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Attitudes to planetary stewardship and transformation among G20 countries

Monday 1st November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Smart Energy Conference 2021

Tuesday 2nd November
ICC Belfast
See website for details

Belfast Festival of the Circular Economy / Re(ACT)

Tuesday 2nd November
Multiple events online & in–person
Free

The Power of Water Report Launch

Wednesday 3rd November
Online

Mapping the Just Transition in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 3rd November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

A local solution to a global problem: community wealth building and climate

Wednesday 3rd November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

Universities in the face of a planetary crisis

Thursday 4th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Heritage: How To? Phase One Launch

Thursday 4th November
Online
Free

BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2021

Friday 5th November
Online
£5 for both days

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Webinar on the Rights of Nature

Sunday 7th November
Online
Free

Economic and other Benefits of Local Climate Action

Monday 8th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room
Free

Young Trustees Movement Champion Training

Tuesday 9th November
Online
Free

Local Citizen Climate Action

Tuesday 9th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

National Air Quality News Conference

Wednesday 10th November
Lords Cricket Ground, London
Tickets from £150–£395

The climate crisis and ensuring a just transition beyond carbon

Wednesday 10th November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

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IoD NI & NIE Networks: Green Recovery Forum – How local SMEs are responding to the Climate Change Emergency

Wednesday 17th November
Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
Free– members only

The Rural Communities Conference 2021: Working in Partnership to Improve Local Services

Wednesday 17th November
Online
See website for details

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The National Sustainability Summit

Tuesday 23rd November
RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
Free

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European Business & Nature Summit 2021

Tuesday 30th November
Online

    
 

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.