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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Water Northern Ireland Conference 2018

Thursday 22nd February
Crowne Plaza Belfast, 117 Milltown Road, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP
Contact connor@nienvironmentlink.org for details

Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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NI litter highlighted in report 8 December 2014

More than one in seven streets and parks across Northern Ireland have failed to meet acceptable standards for litter, according to Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful

 

BBC

 

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful also found that only 3% of the places surveyed were litter free.

Of the 2,040 sites surveyed in 2013, 315 had unacceptably high levels of litter and/or dog fouling.

Cigarette butts were the most common type of litter.

The next most common type of litter was confectionary and items from drinks, such as bottle tops or tin cans.

Dr Ian Humphreys, chief executive at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, said: “The survey gives us great insights into littering trends and what is very clear is that we need to inspire people across Northern Ireland to reflect on their littering habits and take action and responsibility to take pride in the places they live in and love.”

The report compared littering across different land–uses and found that rural areas were more than four times more likely to be heavily affected by litter than urban areas.

Every type of litter observed in the survey was less frequent in lower density residential areas compared to higher density residential areas.

For example, takeaway packaging, drinks containers and non–packaging litter were all recorded about twice as often.

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