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    Repowering Democracy? Community participation in the energy transition

    Thursday 9th January
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    BIMcert – Reducing the Energy footprint in the Construction Sector

    Wednesday 22nd January
    Titanic Belfast Building, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9EP
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    What can your business do to reduce plastic waste?

    Thursday 23rd January
    Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering Centre, NIACE, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ

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    Environmental Conservation Careers Fair

    Tuesday 28th January
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

    Delivering Sustainable Housing and Communities

    Wednesday 29th January
    1 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BW

    Adapting Historic Buildings for Climate Change

    Thursday 30th January
    Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

    Feeding the City 2020 – Ideation Workshop

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    Loveworks, Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GL
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    UK dairy is a plastic–free first 29 November 2019

    Cut the wrap! UK dairy farm aims to be first to go single–use plastic–free (via The Guardian)

     
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    By Tom Levitt

    Lying in a field of grass among his herd of dairy cows, Ayrshire farmer Bryce Cunningham picks up and pretends to throw away a plastic carton of milk. This is what we want to get rid of on our farm, he says in a promotional video, as he explains his quest to become the UK’s first single–use plastic–free milk producer.

    After raising more than £10,000 from a crowdfunding campaign, he’s managed to replace single–use plastic cartons with 32,000 glass bottles adorned with the face of Robert Burns – who’s said to have once worked on the farmland – which he is able to wash and reuse.

    There are, of course, other farms selling milk in glass bottles, but Bryce is now also eliminating single–use plastics from feed, chemicals and other inputs bought onto the farm, as well as finding alternatives to plastic silage wraps used to store fodder for feeding the cows over the winter.

    Read more via The Guardian