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Single–Use Plastic Products Policy Development and Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment

Tuesday 6th October
Online
Free

Saving and Generating Energy – the Co–operative Way

Tuesday 6th October
Online
Free

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EEA COVID Debate No: 3 – A Sustainable Recovery – the Scientific Perspective

Thursday 8th October
Facebook Live
Free

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TEDxStormont COUNTDOWN

Saturday 10th October
Online

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Autumn Nature Immersion – 6 Week Online Course

Monday 12th October
Online
£65.27

Global Roundtable 2020

Tuesday 13th October
Online
Free

Climate injustice: transforming many small actions into a collective response

Tuesday 13th October
Online
Free

Maximising Opportunities for Outdoor Learning

Wednesday 14th October
Online

Soil to Catchment Management of Agricultural Nutrients

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

Planning for Involving Volunteers at Events – How are things going in light of Covid–19?

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

Standardising environmental and social impact in land–use investment

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

#GoEastSide Webinar – Making Urban Transport More Accessible and Sustainable

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

I AM GRETA

Friday 16th October
Strand Arts Centre
£0 – £6

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EU Green Week 2020 Official Opening Event

Monday 19th October
Online
Free

As old as the hills? The chronology of caves and their landscapes

Monday 19th October
Online
Free

Single–Use Plastic Products Policy Development and Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment Part 2

Tuesday 20th October
Online
Free

EU Green Week 2020 High Level Conference

Tuesday 20th October
Online
Free

SKILLS MATCH WEBINAR | Communication Tools for Effective Leadership & Project Management

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Community Energy: Its role in the future of NI’s energy system.

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Impacts of the environment, nutrient loading and other human pressures on life in rivers and lakes

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Priorities for NI infrastructure – economic recovery post COVID–19, funding and delivery, and the role of City and Growth Deals

Wednesday 21st October
Online
See website for details

Understanding Fuel Poverty and the implications for Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 22nd October
Online
Free

EEA COVID Debate No: 4 – COVID–19 and Nature –– The Planetary Boundaries

Thursday 22nd October
Facebook Live
Free

UK higher education and net zero – the curriculum, collaboration, and sustainable estates and practices

Thursday 22nd October
Online
See website for details

Changing the Focus – wildlife recording during lockdown

Friday 23rd October
Online
Free

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Reducing Carbon Usage Online Talk: XRNI with Jim Woods

Sunday 25th October
Online
Free

Halloween at Clifton Street Cemetery

Monday 26th October
Clifton Street Cemetery
£8

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Where the land meets the sea – a holistic approach towards the sustainable management of the marine environment and natural resources

Wednesday 28th October
Online
Free

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Modernising and Decarbonising Energy in the UK Forum

Friday 30th October
Online
Private Sector £292.50 +VAT Central Government £247.50 +VAT Local Government £225.00 +VAT Emergency Services/NHS £225.00 +VAT Higher Education £225.00 +VAT Voluntary Sector/Not for Profit £225.00 +VAT Concessionary Rate

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Sea2it make Dunluce litter free 3 September 2020

On Tuesday 1st September Sea2it delivered an adventure clean–up on the spectacular North Coast of Northern Ireland. Volunteers from Causeway Coasteering and Causeway Boats joined Sea2it to remove litter from three bays below the iconic Dunluce Castle (via Sea2it)

 
sea2it

Photo credit: Matthew Wright

Participants jumped, swam, and splashed their way from Dunluce Cove to Burnfoot Waterfall, collecting litter which had made its way from as far afield as Newfoundland and Spain.

Items recovered included a fridge / freezer, scaffolding, car tyres and a significant number of plastic bottles, bags, containers, ropes, and rubber belts. Volunteers swam ashore from the Causeway Lass to undertake the clean–up, returning the items via the Causeway Rebel – a small rib which was refurbished for this purpose with the support of the R&A’s Golf Open Legacy Fund.

Among the more ‘interesting’ items recovered was a tub of ‘Imperial Margarine’ which was ironically stamped ‘Only in Newfoundland – A Terre–Neuve Seulement’. This tub had potentially travelled over 2,000 miles before becoming stranded in Dunluce Cove. This highlights the global problem of plastic and micro–plastic pollution, with the BBC recently reporting that there could be over 200 million tonnes of plastic in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sea2it is a registered not–for–profit community interest company established to engage the local community and businesses in fun, active and educational programmes to tackle marine litter along Northern Ireland’s coasts and rivers. Commenting on the event Sea2it’s Andrew Bratton said “in light of the COVID pandemic, it is more important than ever, to get the local community out in a healthy and safe environment to help ensure iconic sights like Dunluce remain clean and open for those participating in either outdoor recreation or sightseeing”.

Matt Wright and his team from Causeway Coasteering who helped deliver the event said “As a business that is immensely proud to introduce visitors to the wonders of our stunning coastline and as individuals who love every inch of the Causeway Coast, we were delighted to partner with Sea2it and Causeway Boats to effect a clean–up of one of our favourite areas, Dunluce Castle. Some of the items of pollution we lifted, swam and carried out to sea were easily visible by tourists from the sea, cliff tops and even Dunluce Castle itself. This partnership and its coastal clean–ups are a vital part of the proud heritage of our companies and a necessary part of our future. We look forward to more of the same”

Throughout summer Sea2it has organised wildlife and sightseeing trips to raise funds to support clean–up expeditions along hard to reach areas of the coast. A further suite of clean–ups will take place along the North Coast and the River Bann throughout 2020 and 2021. The local community can keep up–to–date with all volunteering opportunities through the group’s Facebook page.