Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

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.


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: #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


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


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.


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


World Environment Day 5th June

Created on: Monday, 01 June 2020. Posted in: News

The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.
Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message:
To care for ourselves we must care for nature.
It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices.
It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.
This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.
Follow the links below to Learn more

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey

Created on: Monday, 01 June 2020. Posted in: News

There is growing acknowledgement of the importance of biodiversity in the wider countryside. Butterfly populations are an excellent way to monitor the health of an environment.

Follow the link to seehow you can help from May to September


Useful links for Home Schooling with an Environmental Theme

Created on: Monday, 20 April 2020. Posted in: News

Listed below are just a few of the many environmental education FREE resources available online. All can be used at home or in your garden. Why not use this time learning at home to discover your natural environment, in your garden or outdoor space!

Local Volunteers Help to Conserve Native Coastal Plants

Created on: Wednesday, 08 April 2020. Posted in: Projects News

On Friday 28th Feb, local students studying for an NVQ in Horticulture with the charity Action Mental Health New Horizons Downpatrick joined Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) and True Harvest Seeds (THS) for a morning of seed planting with a difference! For these were no ordinary seeds, these were the seeds of endangered coastal plants found in only a few special places around our coast. Plants that are at risk of disappearing from our shores if we do not act to protect them!

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership and True Harvest Seeds have developed a project to...

Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme Now Live!

Created on: Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted in: News

The Small Grants Scheme is now LIVE and will close on the 18th May 2020 at 12 noon. Click Getting Started to begin!

Launched by Local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, McDonald's UK and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that:

  • Improve the health and well being of communities whilst helping to improve and/or maintain public spaces
  • Use innovative ways to reduce littering and dog fouling where...
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