Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

Nature's Calendar with the Woodland Trust

Created on: Friday, 13 November 2020. Posted in: News

Help us track the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife near you!

What effect has recent weather had on wildlife? Does climate change affect timings in nature? Join Nature’s Calendar and help scientists discover answers to these questions.

From leaf buds bursting to blackberries ripening, let us know what’s happening near you. You'll be contributing to a long biological record that dates back as far as 1736. 

Start recording

https://naturescalendar.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/1817/10103-natures-calendar-date-range-poster.pdf

Trees on the Land

Created on: Friday, 13 November 2020. Posted in: News

 

 Applications Open!

Applications for trees are now open for the 2021 planting project.


Direct Delivery of Trees:

There will be a new delivery cost of €15 added to all orders.  This will cover packing and delivery to all 32 counties as a flat fee per order.  


Deliveries will commence late-November and continue through to mid-March in order to stagger the work...

International Coastal Clean Up

Created on: Thursday, 17 September 2020. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

As National Coordinators for Ocean Conservancy, Live Here Love Here is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) this September. While the ICC will look a little different this year, our ocean and waterways need us now more than ever, and we invite everyone to #CleanOn!

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), is the world's largest volunteer effort to remove and record trash from local lakes, waterways, beaches and the ocean. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, not only in Northern Ireland but across the world, volunteers...

AONB Lockdown Help for Farms to Become More Resilient

Created on: Wednesday, 02 September 2020. Posted in: News

 

AONBs Lockdown Help for Farms to become More Resilient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUi9LeGVu68&t=1018s.
The management teams of the Ring of Gullion, the Mournes and Strangford and Lecale AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Nature Beauty) have teamed up with the Woodland Trust to invite interested members of the farming community to sign up for a farm plan project.
This is the second year of a project which is working closely with farmers to partner them in trialling a new approach to...

Watch out for Wildlife Crime - Marine Wildlife Disturbance

Created on: Monday, 17 August 2020. Posted in: News

Did you know some marine species are protected by law? If you see anyone injuring, disturbing or harassing marine wildlife, the incident should be reported. Call the 

Help Protect the Wildlife at Minerstown Beach

Created on: Thursday, 09 July 2020. Posted in: Press Releases

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is asking beach goers to help it protect Minerstown Beach and the wildlife that lives there. 

During the recent sunny weather, people in the district have flocked to the seaside and with over 100 miles of stunning coastline, the residents of Newry, Mourne and Down are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a location to enjoy the beach and the water. 

Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Laura Devlin said, “Minerstown beach, in Dundrum Bay is one such place that has seen an increase in use...

The Big Butterfly Count

Created on: Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in: News

The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. 

The Big Butterfly Count 2020 will run from Friday 17 July to Sunday 9 August.

Find out how to take part and download your i.d guide here

Adopt a Spot

Created on: Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in: News

Is there an area near you that could use a bit of TLC? Could you commit to carrying out just four clean ups a year? Then get involved in our Adopt A Spot programme!

Adopt a Spot is a scheme that enables volunteers across Northern Ireland to adopt an area and look after it.

Adopters can be anyone, from families, community or youth groups, schools, businesses and sporting associations. Live Here Love Here will provide groups with an adoption pack containing all the equipment you need, including a hints and tips booklet on how to run a successful clean up.

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It's #PlasticFreeJuly!

Created on: Friday, 03 July 2020. Posted in: News

#PlasticFreeJuly is here are you ready to take the challenge?

Learn more about the Plastic Free July global movement and take challenge here.

There are lots of simple things that you can do to reduce your use of plastic, such as bring your own reusable water bottle, choosing plastic free alternatives when buying fruit and vegetables, refusing plastic straws with your drinks and always take your own reusable bags to the shops.

A great place to start is by making your Plastic Promise with Live Here...

A new Environment Challenge Fund Competition

Created on: Wednesday, 17 June 2020. Posted in: News

This years Environmental Challenge Fund Competition is now open! Available for not-for-profit organisations and councils to deliver key environmental priorities across NI. For details on eligibility, environmental impact priorities and how to apply here

Deadline: 28 July.

More info: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/news/poots-launches-ps800000-environment-funding-boost #environment #nature #sustainability

 

 

Entomology at Home for National Insect Week

Created on: Tuesday, 09 June 2020. Posted in: News

 

National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects
National Insect Week #NIW2020 on 22nd to 28th June 2020 will not involve physical events, to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 virus
https://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/news/entomology-home-national-insect-week

 

All Ireland Pollinator Plan

Created on: Wednesday, 03 June 2020. Posted in: News

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive. The first Plan covers the period 2015-2020 and a new version will be developed to cover 2021-2025. Follow the link

https://pollinators.ie/

 

Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental & Heritage Groups in Light of Covid -19

Created on: Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in: News

Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental & Heritage Groups in Light of COVID-19

A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.
Volunteers have been at the heart of the local community response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Whether helping out a neighbour to get some shopping, joining up with a community group to deliver food parcels or telephoning someone isolated, volunteers have been making a difference to how people...

Pollinator Week: Pollinators,Plants, People, Planet.

Created on: Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in: News

Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 22-28, 2020 has been designated National Pollinator Week!

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week

 

World Oceans Day 8th June

Created on: Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in: News

The 8th June 2020 marks World Oceans Day, a global celebration of the world’s oceans. Since 2008, World Oceans Day has grown into a worldwide event taking place across 140 countries. Each year, people come together to celebrate and learn about the one global ocean that connects us all.
Follow the link below

https://www.ptieducation.org/event/a0s1r00000K9YufAAF?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6bjSga3j6QIVKoBQBh3WgwiqEAAYASAAEgI4efD_BwE

 

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