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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

Belfast Festival of Learning

Monday 5th March
Various, see programme for details
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Free

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NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 24th March
MACCA Centre, Omagh

Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

Saturday 24th March
Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
See website for details

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Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

Tuesday 27th March
An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

Wednesday 28th March
Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
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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