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Christmas Fair at The Argory

Saturday 2nd December
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

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NIEL AGM 2017 & GDPR Information Session

Wednesday 6th December
Window on Wildlife (WOW), Belfast
Free

Santa’s Magical Kingdom at The Argory

Thursday 7th December
The Argory, Moy
Adult £7 Child £15

Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Friday 8th December
Castle Coole
Adult £15

Yuletide Market at Rowallane

Saturday 9th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Have a go: Coppicing

Saturday 9th December
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Magical Christmas

Saturday 9th December
Castle Coole
Adult £5, Child £15

Belfast’s First Repair Café

Saturday 9th December
Farset Labs, Belfast
Free

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 10th December
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Dec out your Gingerbread Man

Saturday 16th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Donations Welcome

Christmas Social Event

Sunday 17th December
Members House
N/K

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Urban green space & wellbeing… 9 December 2014

Global science programme to focus on urban wellbeing

 

BBC

 

A global scientific research programme has been launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.

The Urban Health & Wellbeing Programme aims to better understand what makes a “healthy urban environment”.

People living in cities face a number of health risks, such as air pollution.

The majority of people now live in towns and cities and the global urban population is growing by an estimated one million people each week.

The launch of the programme comes amid a growing body of research that links urbanisation with growing health risks.

Growing pains

“Historically, a lot of the focus in health has been on rural health,” explained Prof Anthony Capon, director of the UN University’s International Institute for Global Health, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

But since 2008, more people live in towns and cities than rural areas. Currently, an estimated 3.9bn people live in urban areas.

This total is projected to increase to in excess of six billion people by the middle of this century.

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