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New regulations introducing climate change reporting duties on public bodies

DAERA Minister Andrew Muir says new regulations introducing climate change reporting duties on public bodies such as councils will have a crucial part to play in delivering and supporting climate action in Northern Ireland.

Can you try a plastic free July?

Plastic waste in the Mediterranean goes up by 40% in the summer months as our typical summer activities lead to huge amounts of unnecessary single-use plastic waste. Can you take action this year to reduce your summer plastic consumption by taking part in Plastic Free July?

Sustainable NI Supports Good Relations Week 2023

Sustainable NI is proud to support the Community Relations Council in celebrating Good Relations Week 2023. Good Relations 2023 will deliver the positive message of embracing ‘Togetherness’ for meaningful change.

No Mow May

Have you considered this one small change to your gardening habits that could make a big difference for wildlife? Plantlife are once again encouraging gardeners to leave their lawnmowers in the shed for the month of May, generating benefits for pollinators and biodiversity.

Upgrading the power system for a cleaner, energy future

Northern Ireland is in the process of transitioning away from fossil fuels to renewable forms of electricity generation and it is essential that the grid, operated by SONI is ready for this change. Alan Campbell, Managing Director of SONI explains how they are tackling this crucial task.

Sustainable NI says recycling deposit scheme ‘a step in the right direction’ but wants glass bottles included in plan

Sustainable NI has said a scheme which would see residents here paid to recycle plastic drink bottles is “a step in the right direction”, but needs to be extended to have a lasting impact.

Local council offers free environmentally-friendly period products

Belfast City Council has launched a scheme providing free reusable period products to residents living in the Belfast City Council area in a bid to reduce waste and improve the environment.

Geothermal Opportunities and Developments in Northern Ireland

Geothermal energy is a widespread, but poorly publicised and underutilised low-carbon, renewable energy source. In Northern Ireland it has significant potential to contribute to our decarbonisation of the energy sector by optimising the electrification of heating and cooling.

Rail campaign group call for reopening of North West Rail Corridor

Into The West has launched a major campaign to reopen the North West Rail Corridor. It is a rail route connecting Letterkenny, Derry-Londonderry, Strabane/Lifford, Omagh and Dungannon to each other and to the existing rail network at Portadown.

Housing Executive strategy zeros-in to eliminate carbon

Launch of Housing Executive Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan at W5

As it moves towards its target of producing net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Housing Executive recently launched its Corporate Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2027).