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Committing to a veg pledge: a multi–stakeholder initiative to increase vegetable consumption for health and the environment

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Webinar 2: A Bolder Vision for Belfast

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NPA SMARTRENEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PILOT SHOWCASE

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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 2

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NEA (NI) Energy Efficiency in the Home Information session

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Future for Geothermal Energy, NI

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#DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021

Monday 6th December
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Building Digital Capacity in the Voluntary & Community Sector

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Tuesday 7th December
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Irish Geoparks Forum – Climate Change: past, present and future

Tuesday 7th December
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AFBI Economics Research Conference

Wednesday 8th December
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Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst

Wednesday 8th December
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Responses to challenging visitor pressures and behaviours

Wednesday 8th December
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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 3

Wednesday 8th December
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Brexit: A Year in Food, Farming & Agriculture

Thursday 9th December
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What have hedgerows ever done for us? (And what we can do for them in return)

Thursday 9th December
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Water Framework Directive Statistics Report Webinar

Friday 10th December
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Draft Green Growth Strategy for NI – Information Session

Monday 13th December
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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 4

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Inspirational Young People 16 September 2021

Young people key to tackling environmental issues – Poots

 

Image via DAERA

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has described the work primary school pupils are doing to improve our environment as inspirational.

He made the comments during a joint visit with the Education Minister Michelle McIlveen to an Eco–School. Eco–Schools is the world’s largest environmental education programme, which is delivered here by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful (KNIB), with funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

Ballycraigy Primary School, in Antrim, has been involved in the scheme since 2005 and has developed an outdoor vegetable garden, wildlife area and a wild woodland area with a hedgehog house, bug hotel and bird feeding stations to enhance local biodiversity.

Minister Poots said: “It is vital that we connect our young people with nature and the Eco–Schools programme is a fantastic way to achieve that. This generation will play a vital role in tackling climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing us all.

“Ahead of COP26, I am delighted to find these amazing young people who are so engaged and aware of climate change and are taking action to change things. I hope the work they are doing will inspire others to follow their example and become directly involved in helping us become a more sustainable place.

Through the Eco–Schools programme, our young people have the opportunity to learn about our precious environment and the role they can play in protecting and improving it. And in this centenary year, it is crucial that we all look ahead to the next 100 years and do better by our environment and future generations,” he added.

Read full article here.