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The Smart and Green Building Show

Wednesday 1st May
Premier Publishing Ltd, Unit 51, Park West Entrprise Centre, Park West, Dublin 12
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Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast – Path Renovation

Sunday 12th May
Knockbracken Allotments South Belfast
Free

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An Evening Walk at a Scenic Location in the Belfast Area

Saturday 18th May
TBC
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Shared Heritage – Legacies of the First World War

Saturday 18th May
Various, see flyer for details

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Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve – Himalayan Balsam Control

Sunday 26th May
Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve
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Be Fair to Bees 21 March 2019

RSPB research student, Annie Magowan from Down High School, has been inspired by the dramatic improvement of bees on environmentally managed farm land in Co. Down that she is to petition the UK government to develop a strategy to support more farmers to do the same and protect our bees.

Young people from Northern Ireland are asking Government to support devolved institutions by having a UK wide strategy to provide funding to support farmers delivering valuable ecosystem services, such as providing wildflowers for pollinators.

RSPB Co. Down research 2018 has shown that wildlife–friendly farming supported four times the number of pollinators compared to a farm that had never been managed for wildlife.  Insect pollinated crops are valued at £603M per year (UK National Ecosystem Assessment). What food can we buy? How much will it cost us? Can we go out into nature and still be astounded but its beauty?  Without bees, we dread to know the answers.  The question is not should we save bees, but why have we not already started?

Help get this issue on the Government’s agenda by signing Annie’s petition using the following link. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/235644.

 

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