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'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

By Dr Ian Garner, Head of WRAP Northern Ireland

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.

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

By Barry McCarron, Chair of Passive House Association of 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.

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.

Green recovery plans announced to boost jobs and the environment in the aftermath of COVID-19

Investing in Northern Ireland’s natural environment has a vitally important role to play in the economic recovery from Covid-19, leading RSPB NI to announce a proposed a five-point plan to deliver a ‘green recovery’ (Wednesday 18 November) following the UK Government last night unveiling its Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly

Hosted by Sustainable Northern Ireland, in co-operation with Involve, this webinar will examine the constructive work of the UK Climate Assembly and the resulting recommendations report “The Path to Zero” as well as discussing the prospect of a localised Climate Assembly for Northern Ireland.

New report maps a sustainable future for phosphorus management in Northern Ireland

The Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute have released a major new report on the future sustainable management of phosphorus (P) in Northern Ireland (NI).

Key milestone for climate action in Northern Ireland

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‘A key milestone for climate action in Northern Ireland’ is how the submission of a Climate Change Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly has been described by the Climate Coalition Northern Ireland MLAs. The Private Members Bill was submitted to the Speaker’s Office on Wednesday 21 October – three months after the Assembly passed a motion calling for the introduction of a Climate Change Act within that timeframe.

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