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

Wednesday 1st December
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Webinar 2: A Bolder Vision for Belfast

Wednesday 1st December
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NPA SMARTRENEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PILOT SHOWCASE

Thursday 2nd December
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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 2

Thursday 2nd December
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NEA (NI) Energy Efficiency in the Home Information session

Friday 3rd December
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Future for Geothermal Energy, NI

Friday 3rd December
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#DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021

Monday 6th December
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Free– members only

Building Digital Capacity in the Voluntary & Community Sector

Monday 6th December
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Net Zero Culture

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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Free for ORN members and £20.00 for non–members

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

Tuesday 14th December
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Top prize for Slieve Gullion 20 October 2021

Top prize for Slieve Gullion Forest Park

 

Slieve Gullion Forest Park in County Armagh has won a prestigious award in recognition of how the forest benefits those who walk its trails and use the excellent facilities.

The Royal Forestry Society’s ‘Community Woodlands Award’ highlights how Slieve Gullion Forest Park has developed into a hub for visitor experiences, recreation, well–being, volunteering, learning and skills development since the late 1990s. It serves both the local population and visitors from further afield.

Following a recent visit to the Forest Park, DAERA Minister Edwin Poots said: “The Royal Forestry Society’s ‘Community Woodlands Award’ demonstrates the tremendous work undertaken on a daily basis within Slieve Gullion Forest Park at community level in partnership with staff from Forest Service and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

“Upon walking the trails it is clear to see the fantastic facilities available to all ages and this has resulted in an increase in visitor numbers to Slieve Gullion from 30–40,000 per year to 3–400,000 over the past number of years.

“Our forest parks benefit our health and wellbeing, particularly during the height of the Covid pandemic, and I wish to congratulate Forest Service on the Award and making our forest parks accessible to all.”

Read full article here.