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Investing in Net-Zero: fear or lack of awareness?

As we recover from the pandemic, we can choose to stick to old systems of investment that keep accelerating the climate crisis, or we can invest local money in ways that matter for local people and their future. Sustainable Northern Ireland supports the Make My Money Matter campaign and is calling on local councils to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels in support of the Paris Agreement.

Meet the woman creating Northern Ireland’s first-ever climate festival

The NI women stepping forward to tackle the climate crisis

Three Northern Ireland women are on a mission to raise awareness about the climate crisis. 

Climate Leader Interview - Preparing for a green recovery with Jonathan Bell

As life for most of us went on hold over lockdown, evidence shows the restriction of movement had a beneficial effect on the natural environment. We sat down recently with Jonathan Bell, Head of Land and Sea Policy at RSPB to get his reflections on what life during lockdown meant for nature and climate recovery, and why now is the perfect opportunity to align climate, nature and economic recovery strategies.

A woman's place is...in the boardroom?

This International Women's Day (8 March) we shine a spotlight on Sustainable Development Goal 5 - Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. But how progressive are we, really, when it comes to gender equality? In this blog, our Executive Director shares her thoughts on gender equality in the workplace and her hopes and aspirations for the next generation.

By Nichola Hughes, Director of Sustainable Northern Ireland

'Choose the World you Want' this Fairtrade Fortnight

This Fairtrade Fortnight 'Choose the World You Want' and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face and help them to get a fair price for their crops and their hard work. 

A Week of Action on Food Waste and Climate Change

If we’re to tackle the climate crisis we’ve got to do it together. That’s why we want you to be part of the UK’s first ever week of action on food waste.  Because if we all throw away less food, we can have a direct and immediate impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

By Dr Ian Garner, Head of WRAP Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Company Granville Ecopark is getting 'Back to the Future'

2020 put many things on hold for Northern Ireland, but Renewable Energy innovators, Granville Ecopark in Co. Tyrone is getting ‘Back to the Future’ and inviting customers to join them. The Dungannon company has kick-started 2021 with the arrival of two new CNG powered trucks, a first for Northern Ireland.

 

Passive House ambitions progress in Northern Ireland

It is now 30 years since the first passive house building was built in Darmstadt, Germany. Passive House is a voluntary building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable, affordable, and ecological at the same time. Passive House is not a brand name, but a construction concept that can be applied by anyone and that has stood the test of practice.

By Barry McCarron, Chair of Passive House Association of Ireland

Ministers welcome arrival of first Hydrogen powered buses

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Transport Minister Rachel Maclean have welcomed the first hydrogen powered double decker buses entering service in Northern Ireland.

Lets work together to cut out single-use plastics

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced that the Northern Ireland Executive has recently approved a plan to reduce unnecessary plastic within the NICS government estate.

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