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New All Island fund launching soon

Thursday 1st April
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Winter Talk – Not a lot of people know… by Ian Rippey

Tuesday 6th April
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EIP–AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Tuesday 13th April
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Addressing Cold Weather Planning: How to Protect the Most Vulnerable and the NHS

Tuesday 13th April
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£99– £249 (discount for multiple places)

An Introduction to Nature Recovery Networks –Experiences from practitioners

Wednesday 14th April
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Free

Belfast Healthy Cities: Designing a city for children

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (1 of 2)

Wednesday 14th April
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Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Resilience & Resourcefulness

Wednesday 14th April
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Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology

Friday 16th April
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Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (2 of 2)

Tuesday 20th April
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Nature Recovery Networks– from Policy to Practice

Wednesday 21st April
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Women in Agriculture conference: Women Working in the Industry

Wednesday 21st April
Online

Water Ireland Conference 2021

Thursday 22nd April
Online
€178.35

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Energy Transition Conference 2021

Monday 26th April
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Mapping Nature Recovery Networks

Wednesday 28th April
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Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Business Skills in Agriculture

Wednesday 28th April
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Next steps for transport decarbonisation in the UK – low–carbon fuels, infrastructure, sector–specific targets and policy development

Friday 30th April
Online
£190 plus VAT

 
 

Textile Waste Campaign 18 February 2021

Minister welcomes Textile Waste Campaign

 

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Environment Minister Gordon Lyons has welcomed the launch of a new campaign to address the problem we face with textile waste. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Gordon Lyons, MLA

The campaign, run by Environmental Charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and funded by Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA); aims to tackle public behaviour and awareness around textile waste and encourage consumers to never put clothing in the bin.

Welcoming the initiative, Minister Lyons said, “This type of waste is a growing problem, every week in Northern Ireland around 500 tonnes of textile waste is dumped, approximately 27,700 tonnes just since December 2019 alone, with many items having only been worn once or still in perfect condition. What is most concerning is that around 30% of this unwanted clothing and other textiles that are binned each year end up in landfill – that’s around 8,300 tonnes. Sending this waste to landfill means harmful greenhouse gases are emitted causing environmental damage and negatively impacting human health.”

The Minister continued: “It is vital that we continue to protect our environment for future generations and this campaign is a great example of the work that can be done to contribute towards this.”

Forever Fashion, a unique and innovative campaign, urges consumers to never put unwanted clothing in the bin, but rather to consider more environmentally friendly alternatives.

Read full article here

More information on the campaign can be found here